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TOPIC: mentle health reveiw

mentle health reveiw 8 years 9 months ago #40138

:) hi
my son had his mentle health reveiw yesterday and and i was talking to his doctor and said i was worrieed about my son when he has his assessment from income support to esa and i said when the time comes he could not have a face to face meeting with atos doctores and said i would have a home visit and said i would like to have her sit in as support she said she would do that and support him as she said in her own words that my son would never be able to work because of his illness my question is could atos block the doctor from sitting in at the medical

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Re: mentle health reveiw 8 years 9 months ago #40144

  • Survivor
They're supposed to allow claimants to take someone in with them. I can't see that his doctor would even be obliged to say who or what she was, merely that she was there to support him.

I haven't heard of anyone taking their doctor with them to an Atos medical before. Maybe someone else has?

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Re:mentle health reveiw 8 years 9 months ago #40148

Denise

Arranging a home medical requires determination and support from your Doctor.

Your son is entitled to have someone with them during the interview component of the medical, and if they assist the examination part as well.

The conpanion can be a friend, relative or carer, so I can't see any reason why it should not be a doctor.

It is usual, especially where the claimant is suffering with mental health issues, for the ATOS HCP to expect the conpamion to assist in answering the questions.

I think I should warn you that there have been occassions in the past, where the ATOS HCP has felt uncomfortable with the circumstances of a home medical, and has terminated the examination. Finding your sons Doctor there may be one of those occassions.

Gordon

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Re:mentle health reveiw 8 years 9 months ago #40150

Thats brilliant that your doctor clearly cares about you and your son. I wish that they were all as compassionate.
let us know how you get on.
Callisto x

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Re:mentle health reveiw 8 years 9 months ago #40161

Hi, I think its great that your GP will do that. Should be very interesting if it had to go to appeal with Gp has awitness to the medical! Best Wishes

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Re:mentle health reveiw 8 years 9 months ago #40170

  • originaldave
Callisto wrote:

Thats brilliant that your doctor clearly cares about you and your son. I wish that they were all as compassionate.
let us know how you get on.
Callisto x


In Cuba if your very sick and your GP feels you need help from the doctors at the hospital, he goes with you, so he knows best how to manage any treatment the hospital think you need .... that said they cut sick benefits 2 years ago I think :)

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