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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The PIP Files: Senior MP to write to minister over ‘devastating’ revelations

By John Pring Disability News Service 15th February 2018 A senior opposition MP is to write to the minister for

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Benefit assessment system undermined by culture of mistrust, say MPs

By John Pring Disability News Service 15th February 2018 The disability benefit assessment system is being undermined by a “pervasive

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Government’s suicide prevention boss refuses to call for action on ESA risk stats

By John Pring Disability News Service February 8th 2018 The head of the government’s national suicide prevention strategy has refused

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MPs refuse to explain failure to quiz minister on ESA suicide stats

By John Pring Disability News Service 11th January 2018 Nine MPs on a Commons committee are refusing to explain why

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Backlash over ‘terrible insult’ of McVey’s DWP appointment

    By John Pring Disability News Service 11th January 2018 Campaigners have reacted furiously to the decision to appoint

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More than one in eight rejected PIP claims are overturned, DWP figures reveal

  By John Pring Disability News Service 4th Jan 2018 More than one in eight of all decisions to reject

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Minister fails to back measures to protect claimants from dishonest assessors

By John Pring Disability News service December 21st 2017 The minister for disabled people has refused to approve two key

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Expert chosen by DWP appears to suggest scrapping ‘fitness for work’ test

By John Pring Disability News Service December 21st 2017 The occupational health expert chosen by the government to review its

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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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PIP & ESA Benefit Exemptions from Face to Face Assessments

  Benefit assessments – exemption to protect vulnerable patients There is a great deal of evidence about the profound distress

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Assessment regime causes disabled women ‘terrifying insecurity’, MPs are told

Image Courtesy of Winvisible   By John Pring Disability News Service 23rd November 2017 A grassroots group has warned MPs

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Benefit assessors ‘must be held accountable’ for report failings, MPs hear

By John Pring Disability News Service 23rd November 2017 The healthcare professionals who carry out disability benefit assessments on behalf

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New minister for disabled people criticised by her local DPO over voting record

By John Pring Disability News Service 16th November 2017 The new minister for disabled people is facing criticism over her

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I work for the DWP as a universal credit case manager – and what I’ve seen is shocking

Reblogged From Independant Newspaper  http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/universal-credit-dwp-worker-case-manager-benefits-system-government-food-banks-a7998196.html I see so much suffering on a daily basis. Case managers like me are well-trained to

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Concerns over criteria for ‘fitness for work’ reassessment exemptions

By John  Pring Disability News Service 12th October 2017 Disabled campaigners have criticised new Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

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Mordaunt misleads MPs… again

  By John Pring Disability News Service 12th October 2017 The minister for disabled people has again misled MPs, after

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UK faces UN examination: Government cuts caused ‘human catastrophe’

By John Pring   Disability News Service   August 24th 2017   An international committee of disabled human rights experts

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