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TOPIC: Worried that my GP did not have all the facts

Worried that my GP did not have all the facts 3 months 1 week ago #196826

I suffer from depression, anxiety and OCD, and am on DLA. I filled in my PIP form, and recently got an assessment at home. The assessor told me that they'd already got a report from my GP, and that surprised me, because I thought they only sent off for medical evidence after the assessment. This means I did not have a chance to talk to my GP before he sent in the report.

What is worrying me is this. My OCD is by far the most debilitating condition I have, but because I have always assumed there was little that medical science could do about it, I have hardly ever discussed it with my GP. I hardly ever visit him for my depression either, because he told me years ago that I was on the most advanced antidepressant, at the highest dose. I saw my GP today, the earliest appointment I could get, and he was very helpful, but he couldn't find the report on the system: he said it may have just been a tick box form that was filled in by one of the other GPs then returned without being scanned in.

I'm very worried that, because I haven't discussed my OCD with my GP very much, the report will be very much at variance with my PIP form. I explained all this to my GP this morning and asked him if he could wreite a letter to try to rectify this, but he just said it was probably best to wait until I get the PIP result.

Could anyone suggest my best course of action?

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Worried that my GP did not have all the facts 3 months 1 week ago #196843

Hi Annie, in your position I think I would request a copy of the assessor's report from DWP. The Decision Maker does not have to abide by the assessor's recommendation but it is unusual for them to do otherwise.

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Last Edit: by Mrs Hurtyback.

Worried that my GP did not have all the facts 3 months 1 week ago #196862

Hi, in my particular case, DWP sent my GP a list of 15 ailments and asked for his report on each.
Unfortunately my benefit was stopped as the GP had reported inaccurate info into my conditions even stating no surgery to my hands, despite having 4 separate procedures involving surgery to my wrists/hands. The doctor, whom has never visited my abode after years and years of being a patient of his, yet was able to write in his report how I managed stairs and bathing with fractured calcaneums, (heel bones), post operative. Was able to tell DWP that I attended surgery unaccompanied, yet my wife waits outside in car park for me.
Needless to say I had to see the practice manager to get my GP to write a letter of correction.
A year later I won my case at appeal tribunal and was awarded the benefit for future care and
mobility and was backdated to when claim was stopped. Absolutely devastated at loss of this benefit for a whole year at a time of need.

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