Hi folks I'm Mick from Chesterfield new to the site. I have received an appointment to attend an assessment with Atos, I was diagnosed with COPD around 5 years ago and no doubt like many of yourselves was determined with the aid of the right medication to fight it to the last breath. I have been off a couple of times previously (the odd1 week) with chest infections etc over the last few years but never had a bad attendance record at work. Last June I was moving a heavy object at work and over exherted myself hence the shortness of breath and panic set in and ended up on my hands and knees gasping for breath. No one was available to assist me and I hadn't got an inhaler with me. This was later discovered on CCTV and was taken before management to see what had happened. With lone working this could be critical if I was on site alone. H.R. have been involved and I havn't worked since. They have now terminated my employment because of 'incapability to do my job'. (Not bad for 15 years dedication to Derbyshire County Council) I now have to attend an assessment with Atos on the 13 March on behalf of the D.W.P. has anyone any been through a simular experience as I have never attended anything like this before.