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Fibromyalgia Action UK
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When Is a doctor not a doctor?

I find that it is absurd that a qualified General Practitioner / Doctor who in their opinion have made a proffesional decision about a persons illness and future prognosis can later be over ridden by somebody not nearly as medically learned I think this is an abuse of practice by the current government and detrimental to those already unfortunate to be at a disadvantage of health. Why wasn't this blocked by the legal law of practice and I do believe in the future there will be millions possibly billions paid out in. Compensation to those affected.

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If you are talking about an assessment carried out by someone for PIp or ESA I wholeheartedly agree. The assessments are an absolute disgrace.

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That is more or less what my new gp said. He said when it was DLA he felt it worth giving a report as he felt it was given respect but now it is PIP he feels he has little or no influence on a decision. He said when i have people in wheelchairs having to go to appeal I despair of the system!x

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Has a petition been started on this? Because surely there should be if there isn't.

The system needs to change.

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With ESA there is a list of conditions that are assessed by real doctors (most of them are neurological). When I had my assessment I fist saw a nurse but had to come back to have an assessment with a doctor as they did not know about my nerve condition (forgot to tell them on the paperwork)

Maybe they should make that list longer and include more conditions

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the assessor at my Assessment said he was a paramedic,

i noticed he was doing a lot more typing at a very fast speed than what my answers were

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