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TOPIC: Tribunal doctors

Tribunal doctors 8 years 8 months ago #51526

  • paul
Hi folks.
In 2003 and 2005, concern and mention was made of the fact that tribunal doctors were compromising themselves by also being in the pay of the D.W.P as E.M.P's.
As my case is next week can anyone tell me of the current position of Tribunal doctors?

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Re:Tribunal doctors 8 years 8 months ago #51528

Although not all of the doctors who sit on appeal tribunals are EMPs, those that are EMPs are paid by the DWP for their services by way of remuneration (via the taxpayer) to the subcontractor Atos Healthcare, who have responsibility for the administration of all DWP medical services on their behalf.

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Re:Tribunal doctors 8 years 8 months ago #51532

  • paul
Sorry, but I only get half your answer. Surely they can't be paid by D.W.P whilst working for another employer. (the Tribunals Service).

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Re:Tribunal doctors 8 years 8 months ago #51537

I am unaware of what EMPs receive by way of payment from The Tribunals Service for sitting on appeal tribunal hearings. Our tribunal expert Jim may have been able to give this information, but unfortunately he is not around at the present time.

It is my understanding however that the DWP pay a significant payment to the TS for the conduct of the appeal hearings, so it may be the case that the EMP receives no payment directly from the TS for his/her services?

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Re:Tribunal doctors 8 years 8 months ago #51541

  • RachelPotter
Hi, have a look at this

Gillies case: pantomime dames declare "Trust them, they're DWP in the news items on this site.

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Re:Tribunal doctors 8 years 8 months ago #51547

  • RachelPotter
www.administrativeappeals.tribunals.gov....spx/view.aspx?id=172

This is the full text for the Decision Summary

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