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TOPIC: Medical Evidence

Re:Medical Evidence 6 years 3 months ago #66946

brizboi wrote:

smc wrote:

I just wouldn't have thought sending a copy a letter that says you had or are having an appointment was classed as medical evidence, was a new one to me!!

I can see where letters that a consultant have sent to a GP could be of use. I only have a copy of one but it is two years old now and whilst it give diagnosis it waffles on about a load stuff which is not relevant now plus this consultant has since dropped me, wasn't prepared to try other treatments so I decided it best not to include copy of this letter.


Agree don't include any letters that you consider unsupportive.


Thanks, a couple years ago when it was written it would have been supportive but now it isn't as much of what was said was unfounded, his idea didn't work and then he lost interest!

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Re:Medical Evidence 6 years 3 months ago #66948

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smc wrote:

Oh yes I know letters get sent to the GP from the hospital but no this person meant copies of my appointment letters, it just shook me, would never have thought of those being classed as evidence.

Anything can be considered as evidence, but not all evidence will looked at with the same weight and relevance.

I guess the appointment letters, show that you have been receiving treatment and presumably did so, for a period of time. They might therefore establish that a condition had existed for a length of time and that a specialist had been required for diagnosis and treatment.

Gordon

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Re:Medical Evidence 6 years 3 months ago #66950

Gordon wrote:

smc wrote:

Oh yes I know letters get sent to the GP from the hospital but no this person meant copies of my appointment letters, it just shook me, would never have thought of those being classed as evidence.


Anything can be considered as evidence, but not all evidence will looked at with the same weight and relevance.

I guess the appointment letters, show that you have been receiving treatment and presumably did so, for a period of time. They might therefore establish that a condition had existed for a length of time and that a specialist had been required for diagnosis and treatment.

Gordon


Very true, had just never thought of it, I suppose I could take copies of appointment letters with me to my medical when it comes round as I have already sent in my ESA50.

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