Atos Medicals - Questions, Answers and Support

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Zabo, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Zabo

    Zabo Il est interdit d'interdire

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  2. frogwoman

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  3. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    what utter twats.
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  4. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    Some of us have been harping on about atos for ages and I'd be very surprised if there isn't a Panorama or similar being worked on right now.
  5. Zabo

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    I hope so Yardbird. I wonder who to contact to check it out? What about C4 Dispatches?
  6. Zabo

    Zabo Il est interdit d'interdire

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  7. frogwoman

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    it wasn't aimed at you - but at the government thinking that getting them in charge of this stuff was a good idea ...
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  8. trevhagl

    trevhagl Famous author , company CEO

    plenty of stuff in Private Eye about the fuckers , and all of it as bad as you expect
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  9. Zabo

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  10. Maurice Picarda

    Maurice Picarda Actually, might as well flounce.

    Well, it is. They won it because they provided the LiMA system, not because they are better than anybody else at managing clinicians.
  11. smokedout

    smokedout criminal

    atos healthcare have fairly large interests in occupational health, they have a contract with the filth and are about to start on public sector workers - they are basically used to lay people off on health grounds, somewhat ironically declaring people unfit for work

    they also provide consultancy on 'headcount reduction'
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  12. frogwoman

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    fuck's sake! :facepalm: :(

    Also I'd be happy to do some research myself on this company / translation etc ... whatever may be required. they need exposed, they're an evil bunch of cunts.
  13. ymu

    ymu Niall Ferguson's deep-cover sock-puppet

    CAB have just published some new research:

    Aren't there some cases where they've declared someone too ill to work when wearing their occupational health hats, and then found the same person fit to work when they applied for ESA?
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  14. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    A former PCS rep in my now branch was given early retirement on medical grounds after the Independent Decision Maker agreed with ATOS OH report that he was too ill to continue working for the DWP and anyone else. A week and one day later he recieved a letter from my office, which dealt with his ESA claim, informing him that he had failed his WCA and was declared fit for work.
  15. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    The only difference between a bunch of cunts and an intelligent, witty, handsome, talented, sex-god: one letter - h.
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  16. SpineyNorman

    SpineyNorman it was already like that when I got here

  17. Meltingpot

    Meltingpot Living in our pools we soon forget about the sea

  18. WouldBe

    WouldBe non smoking

    Yet if you write to them the DWP replies. :hmm:

    Just had all the paperwork to go to my tribunal for ESA. Almost everything is inaccurate. :eek:
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  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    are you sure? atosh sounds like a sneeze.
  20. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    I'd like to be shocked by that, but given previous experience, I'm just :rolleyes:, :facepalm: and :mad:.

    FWIW the more obvious it is that the report etc is downright inaccurate, the better your chances of winning the appeal. I just wish that people didn't have to take their claims as far as an appeal just to get the money they should have been getting all along.
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  21. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    These are the people to get in touch with Froggie, they have had injunctions against them, brave souls..
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  22. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    'CLIVE says:
    November 23, 2011 at 16:12

    When i was born in 1953 i had cerebral palsy. after my ATOS assesment i was cured. HOW?'

    Unbelievable, where is the Parliamentary oversight?, where is the Audit Office? where is the basic humanity?
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  23. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    The ATOS assessors could not cope with MS, I tried to explain complete fatigue and having no idea how I would feel from day to day.
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  24. Zabo

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  25. pinkmonkey

    pinkmonkey 2.4 hour party person

    Yep, same with my friend who has severe auto immune disorder. She never knows when a flare is going to happen. Anyway she's had a shit year last year, heart attack in August (after which they took away her DLA). She came out of hospital yesterday, she was in fora fortnight because she'd had a stroke, they discovered evidence of another six strokes since her heart attack. All of this seems to make no difference to Atos. If they see her on a good day, they'll pass her.
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  26. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    I'm going to be re-assessed this year and both my GP and my outreach nurse say I'm not to travel and they must come to me.
    You think they'd get the drift and save the country money.
  27. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

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  28. Zabo

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    C4 have replied to me - very nice. I now have a name. All I have to do is present a good proposal. I'll keep you posted.

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  29. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    You expect oversight when they barely wrote any into the contracting process, let alone making sure the actual practices are regulated?

    Oversight is for when you want an efficient delivery system, not for when you want to be able to cull hundreds of thousands of people from the claimant count for IB/ESA (and, soon, DLA).
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  30. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    And that is why, unethical though it is, I recommend to people that if they're on painkillers and can manage without them for a couple of days, to stop taking them (or at least minimise their intake) 2-3 days before the appointment, so that the desk-monkey gets an inkling of the pain and distress you suffer.

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