Some ATOS related articles

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Some ATOS related articles

Postby Ldyalb » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:51 pm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... assessment

Another good one from the Grauniad.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home ... e.16597032

And a good example of how rotten the system is. May be of interest to people going through the system/campaigning for change.
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Re: Some ATOS related articles

Postby MCT » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:01 pm

This is how two people have been treated by ATOS. They have kept all their correspondence & official paperwork etc and have published them here:

http://www.whywaitforever.com/dwpatosletters.html
http://www.whywaitforever.com/dwpatosveterans.html

It's a lot of reading I know but these items of correspondence etc show just how unfair the system is - be prepared to be shocked!
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Re: Some ATOS related articles

Postby Ldyalb » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:49 pm

I haven't managed to read it all yet but have been shocked at how appalling they are at dealing with complaints etc!
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Re: Some ATOS related articles

Postby MCT » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:26 pm

Something else of interest:

http://www.candocango.com/atos-failed-t ... -mps-told/

(2 February 2012)

The company paid £100 million a year to test disabled people’s “fitness for work” has refused to cooperate with an “effective” new way of improving how disability benefit decisions are reached, MPs have heard.

The first independent review of the work capability assessment (WCA) by Professor Malcolm Harrington called for government “decision-makers” to improve communication with staff from Atos Healthcare – the much-criticised company paid to carry out the tests – over “borderline cases”.


ATOS, not co-operating? Some how I think I'd be more surprised to read that they were!

This is quite an important quote from the article though

The DWP has told Smith that disabled people can now request that their WCA is recorded by Atos.

Smith, of the Atos Victims Group, said many disabled people had tried unsuccessfully to have their assessments recorded, but “all sorts of excuses have been given for that not being possible”.

He said both DWP and Atos should publicise the fact that it was now possible to request that a WCA is recorded.


I do notice, however that it only says "can now request" it doesn't actually say that ATOS will agree to it!
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Re: Some ATOS related articles

Postby Ldyalb » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:22 pm

That sounds about right - I wonder how often they do allow people to record? I suspect it isn't very often!
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