Letter calls on GP body to denounce DWP’s ‘fit for work coercion’

By John Pring  Disability News Service 26th April 2018 The national membership body for GPs is facing calls for it

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DWP refuses to name charities set to earn millions from new disability jobs scheme

  By John Pring Disability News Service 25th January 2018 The Department for Work and Pensions has refused to name

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Fury over MPs’ refusal to quiz minister on ‘staggering’ WCA suicide figures

By John Pring Disability News Service December 21st 2017   “Furious” disabled campaigners have attacked MPs on a Commons committee

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Activists bring ‘no more benefit deaths’ message to Westminster

  By John Pring Disability News Service 9th March 2017   Disabled activists have explained why they took to the

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#BMJ #BritishMedicalJournal ‘#FirstDoNoHarm’: are #WCA #disabilityassessments associated with adverse trends in #MentalHealth? ~ assessments have had serious adverse consequences for mental health in England, which could outweigh any benefits that arise from moving people off disability benefits – A longitudinal ecological study – B Barr1, D Taylor-Robinson1, D Stuckler2, R Loopstra2, A Reeves2, M Whitehead1 Author affiliations

Abstract Background In England between 2010 and 2013, just over one million recipients of the main out-of-work disability benefit had

Continue reading#BMJ #BritishMedicalJournal ‘#FirstDoNoHarm’: are #WCA #disabilityassessments associated with adverse trends in #MentalHealth? ~ assessments have had serious adverse consequences for mental health in England, which could outweigh any benefits that arise from moving people off disability benefits – A longitudinal ecological study – B Barr1, D Taylor-Robinson1, D Stuckler2, R Loopstra2, A Reeves2, M Whitehead1 Author affiliations

Billions of pounds of PIP cuts ‘will put lives at risk’

  By John Pring   Disability News Service    2nd March  2017 The announcement of billions of pounds of cuts

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Questions over DWP’s further medical evidence pilot secrecy

By John Pring Disability News Service 16th February 2017 The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is facing questions over

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McDonnell pledges Labour will force government to debate UN ‘rights violations’ report

By John Pring  Disability News Service Novemeber 17th 2016 Labour’s shadow chancellor has promised that the government will be dragged

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Dr Sarah Glynn: Why we must resist the ‘work cure’

By Dr Sarah Glynn SUWN  1stNov 2016 Ahead of the IdeaSpace event in Glasgow this week, Dr Sarah Glynn of

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