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ESA assessment 5 months 1 week ago #180911

I have my assessment at marylebone on 28th feb 2017, i have asked for a msk specialist and someone who knows about CRPS. when i called today they said it was a neuro person doing the assesment and doesnt matter who you get as there assessing what you can do etc.

any tips for the assessment.

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ESA assessment 5 months 1 week ago #180914

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Have a look at the ESA Claim guides, there is a section at the back that covers the assessment and the questions you are likely to be asked.

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ESA assessment 5 months 1 week ago #180940

There is a guide produced by Medical services that sets out who can do assessments when dealing with various Nuerological conditions.
Below is an extract from that Doc. Guide dates back to 2012 but Wife had to have her first WCA cancelled because no Doctor was available and she has a condition on the Doctors only list.

If your helth condition is on the list contact mmaximus again to make sure a Doctor is available to carry out your WCa and not have to have it postponed.

2. Neurological Desk Aid Version 2


Suitable for Neuro trained nurses and physiotherapists

• Prolapsed intervertebral disc • Lumbar nerve root compression • Sciatica • Slipped disc • Lumbar spondylosis • Lumbar spondylolisthesis • Lumbar spondylolysis • Cauda equina syndrome • Spinal stenosis • Peripheral neuropathy • Neuropathy • Drop foot • Meralgia paraesthetica • Cervical spondylosis • Cervical nerve root compression • Cervicalgia • Nerve entrapment syndrome • Carpal tunnel syndrome • Trapped nerve • Paraesthesia • Tingling • Numbness • Brachial plexus injury • Polyneuropathy • Shingles (peripheral nerves) • Vibration White Finger • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy • Essential Tremor


Suitable only for doctors

• Stroke • Head injury with neuro sequelae • Brain haemorrhage • Sub Arachnoid Haemorrhage • Brain tumour / Abscess • Acoustic Neuroma • Multiple Sclerosis (and other disorders of myelin in the CNS such as Schilder’s disease, acute disseminated demyelination, Biswanger’s disease, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis etc.) • Motor Neurone Disease • Parkinson’s disease • TIAs • Bulbar Palsy • Myasthenia Gravis • Muscular Dystrophy • Guillain-Barre Syndrome • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis • Syringomyelia • Neurofibromatosis • Spina bifida • Cerebral palsy • Polio • Learning difficulties (with neurological problems) • Nystagmus • Myelitis • Bells Palsy • Trigeminal Neuralgia • Paraplegia • Quadriplegia • Huntington’s Chorea • Huntington’s Disease.

Neurological Desk Aid 3 Final MED-NEURODA~001 Page 6


Medical Services

Neurological Desk Aid 3 Final MED-NEURODA~001 Page 7

Suitable for Neuro trained nurses and physiotherapists




Suitable only for doctors

• Shingles (cranial nerves) • Cerebellar disorders • Basilar migraine • Charcot Marie Tooth • Tourettes syndrome • Dyspraxia • Dystonia
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ESA assessment 5 months 1 week ago #181268

Hi Bill/ mods
have you any info on who should assess a person with uncontrollable epilepsy? My son has suffered for years and tried all of the drugs and nothing works for him as he also has a severe bowel condition which means he does not absorb his drugs as they just go straight through his system. We attended a medical assessment last week which was cancelled by the assessor without any explanation after we had waited for 1.75 hours after the appointment time, with him being in great pain and distress. His consultant has written this as a report but no-one seems to take any notice. I have made a complaint regarding this.His next appt is scheduled for the 22nd and in view of the discomfort and pain and a journey time of 1hour to get there by taxi we asked for a home assessment
which was refused by the Manager of the assessment centre. Is he the person to make this decision ?
June

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ESA assessment 5 months 1 week ago #181334

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june cunningham wrote: Hi Bill/ mods
have you any info on who should assess a person with uncontrollable epilepsy? My son has suffered for years and tried all of the drugs and nothing works for him as he also has a severe bowel condition which means he does not absorb his drugs as they just go straight through his system. We attended a medical assessment last week which was cancelled by the assessor without any explanation after we had waited for 1.75 hours after the appointment time, with him being in great pain and distress. His consultant has written this as a report but no-one seems to take any notice. I have made a complaint regarding this.His next appt is scheduled for the 22nd and in view of the discomfort and pain and a journey time of 1hour to get there by taxi we asked for a home assessment
which was refused by the Manager of the assessment centre. Is he the person to make this decision ?
June


I would expect a doctor to be required, but you cannot insist on this and we regularly see the Assessment Providers ignoring this requirement.

You cannot assume that that the assessor is not qualified if they are not a doctor, you must actually show from their report that this is the case, be award that this may simply result in a new assessment being required,

Gordon

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ESA assessment 5 months 5 days ago #181630

Although classed as a Neurological Disease for some reason it is not on the list as shown above.

I have just done a Freedom of Information request to DWP asking why Epilepsy not included in the guidence.
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