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Should ATOS Be Calling You For An Assessment?

January 30, 2014

Just spotted at ATOS Miracles. Please share widely.

Re: Medical conditions, home visit or assessment centre…This is from the Atos-DWP contract:

Unsuitable for calling to a Medical Examination Centre.
Age >75 years
Age <12 years

Both Blind and Deaf
Registered Blind (needs to be seen in own environment)
Cases accepted under the Special Rules defining Terminal illness.
Alzheimers
Amputation of both legs
Asperger’s
Autistic Spectrum Disorder / Autism
Cerebral Palsy
Dementia
Hemiplegia
Huntingdon’s Chorea
Korsakoffs Psychosis
Macmillan Nurse attending.
Motor Neurone Disease
On oxygen
Paraplegia
Quadraplegia
Renal Dialysis
Severe Mental Impairment
Severe Learning Difficulty
Spastic Diplegia
Tetraplegia
Total Parenteral Nutrition
Unstable Angina
Wernicke’s Encephalopathy

2. Reference to Medical Advisor required for advice.

AIDS
Astrocytoma
Bone Marrow Transplant
Brittle Bone Disease
Cancer
Cystic Fibrosis
Dermatomyositis
Glioma
Guillane-Barre Syndrome
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Leukaemia
Liver Failure
Mental Retardation
Mental Subnormality
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscular Dystrophy
Non Hodgkin’s Lmphoma
On Morphine / MST
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Parkinson’s Disease
Poliomyelitis
Polymyasitis
Registered partially sighted
Respiratory Failure
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia
SLE
Spinal Injury
Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
Scleroderma
5evere Depression
Thallassaemia

3. Tentatively invite to Medical Examination Centre.

Agoraphobia (offer taxi)
Anorexia Nervosa
Ataxia
Bipalar Affective Disorder / Bipolar Disease Manic Depression
Burns
Cardiomyopathy
Cerebrovascular Accident / CVA
Cerebrovascular Disease
CFS
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Crohn’s Disease
Diabetic Neuropathy
Eating Disorder
Fibromyalgia
Haemopphilia
Heart Transplant
Hemiparesis
Learning Difficulties
Leg Ulcers
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / ME
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Peripheral Neuropathy
Phobic Anxiety
Sickle Cell Anaemia
Social Phobia
Spina Bifida
Stroke
Subarachnoid Haemorrage / SAH
Ulcerative Colitis
Varicose Ulcers

4. Invite to Medical Examination Centre.

Alcohol Dependence
Anaemia
Angina
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Anxiety
Arrythmia
Asthma
Atrial Fibrillation
Back Pain
Bronchiectasis
Bulimia Nervosa
Cardiac Arrythmia
Cervical Spondylosis
Chronic Bronchitis
Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPD
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Heart Disease
Depression
Dermatitis
Diabetes
Diverticular Disease
Diverticulitis
Dizziness
Down’s Syndrome
Drug Dependence
Eczema
Endometriosis
Epilepsy
Hearing Impairment
Hernia
HIV
Hypertension
Hyperthyroidism
Hypathyroidism
Hysterectomy
Incontinence
Ischaemic Heart Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome / IBS
Joint Pain
Kyphosis
Kyphoscoliosis
Labyrinthitis
Liver Transplant
Lumbar Spondylosis
Meniere’s Disease
Migraine
Myasthenia Gravis
Neck Pain
Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis
Overactive Thyroid
Panic Attacks
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Personality Disorder
Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc
Psoriasis
“Registered Alcoholic”
Renal Transplant
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Scoliosis
Slipped Disc
Underactive Thyroid
Valvular Heart Disease
Varicose Veins
Visual Impairment

5. Any other Diagnosis.

Not listed above should be referred to a Medical Adviser for advice

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Dino permalink
    January 30, 2014 2:01 am

    BUT! Didn’t Miller/McVey/IDS/Penning justify welfare “reform” on the back of EVERYBODY needing to attend face-to-face assessments? What the dilio? riginal Message—–

  2. Alan Phillips permalink
    January 30, 2014 2:46 am

    Amazing how many times the same condition is repeated abbreviated then written out in full – So much for ‘trained’ individuals working on your paperwork if they need everything spelt out in plain English
    NOTE- That means we have to explain our conditions in the first instance in that same plain easy to understand English. We know what it means the carers we see everyday know what it means the doctors know what it means! These are dopes who don’t and either won’t take the time, or don’t have the time and facilities to find out what it means. So the KISS principal rules Keep It Simple,Stupid.!!!
    They can’t ignore completely what they can understand completely!! 😉

  3. Paul permalink
    January 30, 2014 11:18 am

    does anyone have a link to the source of this info,

    • January 30, 2014 12:43 pm

      Paul, I spotted it at the ATOS Miracles FB page. They might have a link to the original source.

      • Paul permalink
        January 30, 2014 1:08 pm

        Thanks, have sent message to the original poster on the page, will post any replies i get here,

      • Paul permalink
        January 31, 2014 2:45 am

        Original poster has replied! all they remember is they found it on this site, http://www.whywaitforever.com

  4. January 30, 2014 11:25 am

    no mention of head injury

  5. January 30, 2014 1:15 pm

    KNOW THIS IS OUT OF CONTEXT BUT IN NEED OF URGENT HELP my friend aurvived cancer but is left with a melted fused skeleton and needs a mobility scooter her battery is no more and she has a nine yr old son who she cant gwt to school her scooter was awared her by a charity ..pls point me in the right direction shes done enough fighting to lose her son through monwy x

    • January 30, 2014 1:23 pm

      Deb- have you thought about fundraising for a mobility scooter through GoFundMe? Search GoFundMe- it’s a fundraising site similar to JustGiving.

  6. January 30, 2014 2:18 pm

    Reblogged this on Benefit tales.

  7. Mrs s d permalink
    January 31, 2014 12:26 am

    They do not follow this up I know of many people that should have been seen in the home but it is ignored and they are forced to go in….

  8. January 31, 2014 2:05 am

    Reblogged this on lezlow2012 and commented:
    i,m pesioner and they stopped my pension for 3 weeks, my mp d,twigg got it reinstated, but for 3 weeks before xmas i had 16 pence in my bank account, no apology from this government, the next day , cam moron said on tv, pensions are safe with us?lol

  9. February 1, 2014 11:40 am

    one item missing from list ..Bilateral Talipese Valgus Equinos.

  10. February 2, 2014 12:31 pm

    How often should Atos be assessing you? I had a home visit in August 2013, I was in relapse with M.E… now job centre say I will need to do another one in just 3 months but that Atos are currently behind with their work load?

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