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Could anyone please help my mum had angina blood pressure thyroid dieabetes & she has to go for a medical assessment does this mean that they are wanting to get her back into work or just assessing who her illness affect her in every day life

Please help

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Is it a medical by ATOS? Have you had one of their forms to fill in first? Is there a phone number on the letter they sent you about the medical? I would phone them to find out why they want your mum to come in for this medical.

Good Luck,

Julie xxx

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The idea is to declare people fit for work, that is the point of the Atos assessment. There is no actual medical involved, they use a tick box form to assess you and you need to score 15 points or more to qualify for ESA. Even then they may put you in a work group.

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