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Claimant Sexually Assaulted During PIP Assessment

September 17, 2019

Spotted here.

 

Anon

I was sexually assaulted last spring by a female nurse at my PIP assessment. She didn’t believe I was bladder and bowel incontinent, and said she needed to examine me. Not knowing this was wrong, or what she was about to do to me, I lay on the couch as asked.
She thrust her hand between my legs and placed it on my genital area, asking me to squeeze. I did as she asked, then she removed her hand, saying “there’s nothing wrong with you”
I felt defiled and abused. I went home in tears, and was later alerted to the fact by my disability advisor, that I could have urinated on the nurses hand, and had to go home soaked in urine. There were no handwashing facilities in the room, so the nurse would have had to leave me unattended whilst she went to the bathroom elsewhere in the building.

Her assessment was so poor and missed out all of my mental health issues since childhood, and went as far as to say I did not present as tearful, when she actually tossed a box of tissues across the desk towards me, as I was crying so hard.
I lost my award because of her assessment of me.
I complained to I.A.S.and an investigation took months, including a face to face interview. I gave a police video statement, and the police said as I had no witness and she denied touching me, there was no case to answer.
I have complained to the NMC and will very likeky have to attend court against the nurse. She left I.A.S not long after my complaint, but I do not know if she resigned or was sacked.
She now works somewhere for the NHS and is likely abusing other vulnerable disabled people.

I’m wondeting if anyone else encountered an assault at assessment? I have PTSD about the event and relive that vile morning from start to finish.

Thank you.
ATOS Miracles

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