As soon as the news of Atos’ early exit was announced by the DWP; we asked on twitter; {jcomments on}


tell us what you would advise any new contractor working for #DWP on #ESA tests! #poisonedchalice

Here's what you said:

  • The first thing they would need is empathy to put themselves in the disabled persons shoes

  • Doubt they will be any better but would do well to remember "There but for the grace of God could be any of you"

  • a review of the WCA itself to ensure that its actually a fair test? like we have been campaigning for years for...

  • To spend a decent amount of time assessing clients, ask questions about how condition can vary

  • Do NOT sign up to a contract which bases solutions around imposed norms. Unless you want to be Atos v2.0..

  • Courtesy, Consideration and Respect for the Disabled. Not Arrogance, Contempt and Disrespect like IDS DC and GO

  • And kiss goodbye to your reputation, because we #Atos shows we know how to turn your brand toxic.

  • Any #Atos 2.0 contractor needs to make urgent reform of the #WCA a condition for taking the contract

  • don't hide the details of contract you signed from the public, you need to be honest & transparent about ESA tests.

  • I would say you, your spouse or adult child might be ill one day. How would you want your own family to be treated?

  • ensure that all staff are accountable for decisions & attend appeal hearings

  • ensure that senior management not allowed to hide behind anonymity & made accountable at local level

  • Do not disregard evidence from GPs as if it does not matter. Our GPs deserve better, and so do we.


One for Govt: return medical decisions to the medical profession and away from assessors with a vested interest in cruelty.



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