God Bless I wept when I read this and fills my heart with tears and grief. I have spent most of my life caring and looking after peoples within the NHS before my spinal problems became disability. And thank this doctor for her support and ask our LORD God to show us the way forward in this and raise our GP’s who are supporting their patients who are having to take on ATOS and the WCA those who are lucky enough to have a very supportive GP. LORD let us bring all our GP’s to you Lord to bring them in your strength and conviction to help and support all their patients who are having to face this inhumane, demoralizing, undignified, humiliation of these cruel Work Capability Assessments. And I hold all the people sick, disabled, meek and lowly, vulnerable for your Love and Healing Lord, guide them in your Grace and Majesty. I ask of you LORD AMEN 😦
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I see work capability assessments damaging patients struggling with mental health issues and serious illness
I had not seen Eileen for some time, until a few months ago when I was asked to phone her. She sounded distressed, confused and frightened and did not understand what was happening to her. She has been a patient of mine for 10 years and over time, I’ve tried to help her cope with her mental illness. A few years ago her mental health had deteriorated so much that she needed to be in hospital.
All her benefits had been stopped, Eileen explained, and she was in arrears with her rent. She was assessed by Atos, a private company employed by the government to carry out what it calls the “work capability assessment” to decide whether people receiving incapacity benefits should be sent back to work. Eileen…
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