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ADVICE & INFORMATION ON RECORDING MEDICALS. 9 years 4 months ago #87658

Due to the number of repeat requests on this subject, I've taken the opportunity of placing it here in Spotlights: Recording Medicals

I hope members will find this of use and cease to start new threads on this topic, as they risk being deleted.
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Re:ADVICE & INFORMATION ON RECORDING MEDICALS. 9 years 3 months ago #88109

Template letters used for requesting a medical assessment to be recorded:-

Dear Sir/Madam,

National insurance number:
WCA medical date:
WCA medical venue:

Re: recording of my face-to-face work capability assessment

I wish my forthcoming face-to-face work capability assessment to be recorded and to be provided with a copy of that recording.

I understand that Atos will provide the equipment and carry out the recording on my behalf. This was confirmed by the DWP Central FoI Team in a response dated 24 January 2012, your reference: VTR 2714-3878. This stated that:

β€œProvision is currently available for the recording of assessments upon request by the claimant to the office which administers the claim for benefit and Atos Healthcare. In these circumstances, Atos Healthcare will provide the requisite audio recording equipment, which will provide each party with a recording of the medical assessment.”

The correspondence is available online at:

www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/revised_w...revised_edi#incoming 246487

In addition, in a private members debate about the work capability assessment on 1st February 2012, employment minister Chris Grayling stated: β€œOn audio recording, we will offer everyone who wants it the opportunity to have their session recorded. We decided not to implement universal recording because, based on the trial experience, people did not want it. Few people wanted their sessions recorded, and some said that they definitely did not. We decided therefore to offer recording as an option to those who want it. That seems entirely sensible.”

I would therefore be grateful if you would ensure that the facilities are available for my assessment to be recorded. If for any reason this is not possible, I wish to be provided with notice and an explanation prior to the date of my assessment.

Yours faithfully,


If you wish to give notice before you are asked to attend a WCA, for example by stapling a letter to your ESA50 then start like this instead:

Dear Sir/Madam,

Name:
National insurance number:

Re: recording of my face-to-face work capability assessment

If it is decided that I need to attend a face-to-face work capability assessment I hereby give notice that I wish to have the assessment recorded and to be provided with a copy of that recording. I understand that Atos will provide the equipment and carry out the recording . . . etc. [continue as above].
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Re:ADVICE & INFORMATION ON RECORDING MEDICALS. 9 years 3 months ago #88715

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You can access the latest information from the link below :

Benefits News Article
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ADVICE & INFORMATION ON RECORDING MEDICALS. 8 years 4 months ago #105444

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As an update to the Recording of WCA face to face assessments, DRUK have published an FAQ regarding this :

DRUK FAQ on Audio Recording of WCA Assessments

Which has a link which takes you to this PDF

Audio Recording of WCA FAQ PDF

See further information from Hansards :

Here

&

Here

bro58
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ADVICE & INFORMATION ON RECORDING MEDICALS. 8 years 2 months ago #108714

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