UK GPs Conference has Voted unanimously for an end to the DWP/AtoS Work Capability Assessment régime “with immediate effect”Posted: May 23, 2012
The United Kingdom Local Medical Committees Conference of the British Medical Association has voted today to carry the following motion:
22nd May 2012 12.10 pm
103 HAMPSHIRE AND ISLE OF WIGHT & 103a SCOTTISH CONFERENCE OF LMCs
That conference, in respect of work capability assessments (WCA) as performed by ATOS Healthcare, believes that the:
(i) inadequate computer based assessments that are used have little regard to the nature or complexity of the needs of long term sick and disabled persons
(ii) WCA should end with immediate effect and be replaced with a rigorous and safe system that does not cause avoidable harm to some of the weakest and most vulnerable in society.
The motion was carried UNANIMOUSLY