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Prof Harrington’s final WCA review

Prof Malcolm Harrington’s final, year three, independent review of the WCA (Work Capability Assessment) was published on 20th November.   He claims to have found his experience with the DWP much more encouraging, apparently with universal support for his efforts to … Continue reading

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People’s Review of the WCA

The WeareSpartacus campaign has published a review of the Work Capability Assessment: It is now widely accepted that the Work Capability Assessment is deeply flawed and is causing harm to many vulnerable people. Countless articles and reports have been written, … Continue reading

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Tipping point: costs of cutting disabled people’s support

A new report from the Hardest Hit coalition exposes how the Government’s welfare cuts are hitting disabled people hardest: 8 in 10 (85 per cent) claim losing their Disability Living Allowance (DLA) would drive them into isolation, and would leave … Continue reading

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The disturbing truth about disability assessments: a GP’s view

Two recent television programmes made public what doctors and patients already know: fitness to work assessments being conducted in the UK by the private firm Atos are unfit for purpose and damaging. Why are doctors involved in this farce, asks … Continue reading

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Work Capability Assessment – Year 3 call for evidence

As part of his third independent review of the Work Capability Assessment, Professor Harrington has launched a call for more evidence. He is particularly interested in views and evidence about the implementation of his recommendations and any changes to: communications … Continue reading

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