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TOPIC: Query from ESA medical leaflet

Query from ESA medical leaflet 6 years 2 months ago #63891

  • asdman
In the leaflet sent with my ESA medical appointment letter it says:

"You may notice people who arrive after you being called to their assessment before you are. This is because different healthcare professionals do different types of assessment"

So are there, for instance, HCPs who specialise in assessing claimants with mental health issues? I re-arranged my appointment and was thinking that maybe the original appointment was made specifically with an HCP who specialised in my sort of problems and now I might get someone less appropriate at the re-arranged appointment.

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Re:Query from ESA medical leaflet 6 years 2 months ago #63892

asdman wrote:

In the leaflet sent with my ESA medical appointment letter it says:

"You may notice people who arrive after you being called to their assessment before you are. This is because different healthcare professionals do different types of assessment"

So are there, for instance, HCPs who specialise in assessing claimants with mental health issues? I re-arranged my appointment and was thinking that maybe the original appointment was made specifically with an HCP who specialised in my sort of problems and now I might get someone less appropriate at the re-arranged appointment.

They will use certain resources in preference to others, so for example I know you get a "doctor" for MS but only a "nurse" for ME/CFS.

If you have a specific disorder, you can request an appropriately trained assessor, but they are not obliged to provide one.

Certainly a mental health conditiom would be reason for making a request, but ultimately the standard ATOS response is that all of their staff are trained in disability assessment.

Gordon

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Re:Query from ESA medical leaflet 6 years 2 months ago #63965

I have CFS/ME & was seen by a doctor for my first WCA some 18 months ago & was placed in the WRAG. For my reassessment a few months ago I was again seen by another doctor, who had a background knowledge of CFS/ME, & this time I was placed in the Support Group.

mayflower

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Re:Query from ESA medical leaflet 6 years 2 months ago #63968

I have ME/CFS and last time I had medical it was PCA and not the new WCA but I was see by a doctor, in fact all my medicals have been by doctors.

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