did i read somewhere that a specialist with knowledge of our conditions were supposed to do our medicals and reports?

this is the 2nd time in a row that a registered nurse has filled in medical report forms without seeing me? and putting my time in the wrag from 12 months now to 18 months, this would be great if i got money off them but alas my money ran out last april, and ive been fighting to get in support since then, awaiting appeal date


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  • Not quite. What the DWP have said is that a WCA should not be conducted by a healthcare professional whose medical specialism was "diametrically opposed" to the presenting health problem of the claimant to be assessed:


  • how would we know what they are specialists in? as on my form it just says registered nurse?

  • I'm not actually sure. And the bigger issue seems to me to be how can ANY medical professional conduct a medical examination of someone without seeing them?

    Have you got the Benefits & Work guides? If not email info@fibroaction.org.

  • i was seen by a nurse in november last yr and she deemed me fit for work after my gp signed me unfit foe work for 2 months, i also thought that the person doing the assessment had to have some knowlege of the problem. The nurse i saw just rolled her eyes when fibro was mentioned and she lied through her teeth about the assessment i think she was a vets nurse, the first thing she said to me was that i looked nervous but in her report she said i looked confident , i have a tribunal next month and i am so worried about it i have gone into a massive flare its all wrong but we have to keep fighting for our rights.

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