British Doctors from every medical discipline have today voted at their medical conference to demand that the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), as carried out by AtoS ‘Healthcare’ on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) end with immediate effect.
The vote took place this morning at their Annual Representative Meeting (ARM). This is what they voted for:
That this Meeting in respect of Work Capability Assessments (WCA) as performed by Atos Healthcare, believes that:-
i) the inadequate computer-based assessments that are used have little regard to the nature or complexity of the needs of long term sick and disabled persons;
ii) calls on the BMA to demand that the WCA should end with immediate effect and be replaced with a rigorous and safe system that does not cause avoidable harm to some of the weakest and most vulnerable in society.
Given what we have all heard on this Forum about the behaviour of ATOS and their despicable and discriminatory behaviour towards people with Hughes and other Chronic Pain conditions, this cannot come a moment too soon. Unfortunately what is only too clear is that ATOS do not only contract british doctors and are now increasingly using Europeans to do their dirty work for them.
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