dwpexamination forum now available at http://dwpexaminations.blacktrianglecampaign.org/phpBB3/
DWP letters relating to the loss of benefits are carefully written to make you feel guilty. They know you will simply skim read the letter (due to the levels of anxiety they themselves cause in innocent claimants) and skip to the bit that says yea or nay. They also know that they can (given your state of mind on receiving such a letter) baffle you with Bull s**t, do what I do, take a step back, gather your thoughts, then read every last word of any of their communications.
Lets put the letter to one side and have a game of spot the difference.
The subjects of our game are the alleged ‘Health care Professional’ and our regular G.P.
The ATOS ‘Health care Professional’
Is paid by the Government.
Does not know you or your medical history.
Will view you as a statistic.
Has never met or treated you before.
Has no idea at all how your disability affects you from day to day.
Has information from your G.P. which he reads briefly
Will make a decision on whether you are fit for any kind of work based upon the briefest of examinations.
Will ask you questions which have no bearing on your disability whatsoever.
Will provide the briefest (and certainly the most vague I have ever seen) report to the ‘decision maker’.
Will make assumptions.
Your regular G.P.
Is also paid by the Government.
Knows your medical history.
Will view you as a patient.
Has met and treated you on many occasions.
Knows how your disability affects you from day to day.
Has information about you which he himself has generated.
Will make a decision on whether you are fit for any kind of work based upon medical evidence and his own diagnosis.
Will ask you questions about your disability to aid his diagnosis.
Will provide an up to date and detailed report on the state of your health if required.
Will not make assumptions.
Will not lie.
As you can see from the above statements, there is a clear distinction between the ATOS ‘Health care Professional’ and your regular G.P. These things can be brought to light and used to discredit the DWP and thier alleged ‘Doctors’ in just about any situation, so why doesn’t it happen more often?
The answer is simple, we are rollingover and giving in to the DWP when we should be making a stand. Lets challenge everything they say in thier ‘medical reports’. Draw attention to the fact that thier ‘doctors’ are undermining the authority of our regular G.P. who knows our medical histories. Lets see which of the ‘Doctors’ are doing thier job as a Health care Professional to the standards thier noble profession requires.
I’ll be back