With all the news of Government cutbacks shouldn’t we first be looking at cutting down on unnecessary spending?
I have been a patient at two GP practices due to moving home.
In the first practice two doctors certified I was sick and three doctors at my current practice have done the same and at each practice I was given medical certificates to say I have a long-term chronic illness.
However, to claim benefit I have had to go through the DWP decision-making procedure, that has included my claim being looked at by a decision maker, a medical assessment and finally a tribunal hearing before I was awarded benefit.
As my present doctor said, it undermines his profession when five GPs are prepared to say I have medical conditions but civil servants have to decide if I am fit or not fit enough to work.
Not only is this but the cost must be high.
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