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TOPIC: Forms for medical practioner

Forms for medical practioner 1 month 5 days ago #235980

My girlfriend has recently been awarded PIP at standard levels for both Daily Living and Mobility but there are obvious issues with the assessment, such as the assessor stating she is able to walk 20-50 metres and has good use of her legs despite the fact that she uses a powered wheelchair as both her knees need replacing (besides the high pain levels caused by her FMS) and the assessor did not at any point see her walk, when she has stated she can walk no more than 10-20ft and this in continual pain and at risk of falling.

I have a memory of seeing some 1 page forms for your GP to fill out (as opposed to a full report) probably on this site but can't recall where.

Can somone point me in the right direction please?

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Forms for medical practioner 1 month 5 days ago #235982

Hi IanT

You can find them under the PIP guides - it is called PIP GP notes

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/pip

BIS

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Forms for medical practioner 1 month 4 days ago #235999

Thank BIS, that's exactly what I was looking for.

Having reread the award letter it really seems as if the HP is talking about another person, there's no mention at all of her 20yr diagnosis for Fybromyalgia, pain levels (apart to state she wasn't in pain!), effects of medication on her mental abilities etc. They appear to have totally disregarded anything that was said to them about her history of depression and poor memory and how this affects her ability to manage her treatment or the huge risk of further suicude attempts if she were to have access to her medications.

Looks like we're going to be busy on Monday trying to get some appointments with her GP and other healthcare professionals.

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