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TOPIC: Legislation regarding doctors at tribunal.

Re:Legislation regarding doctors at tribunal. 8 years 7 months ago #17813

  • Loose Cannon
The Doctor who carried out my LCWA looked like a teenager. I inquired as to her qualifications and was told by ATOS that she qualified in 2006. That means she had three years experience before doing my medical report. I'm not happy with aspects of the report she wrote and am challenging it.

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Re:Legislation regarding doctors at tribunal. 8 years 7 months ago #17815

I was told recently by a welfare rights officer that a doctor must carry out IB medicals however a doctor or a "healthcare professional" may carry out ESA medicals and it is the latter category that is causing them the most problems when it comes to ESA appeals.

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Re:Legislation regarding doctors at tribunal. 8 years 7 months ago #17855

  • ken
Survivor wrote:

I just found the statutory instrument on it. - Statutory Instruments 1999 No. 991
The Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 1999. See s33.

www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si1999/99099105.htm#35

This says that the doctor has to be "medically qualified".

It doesn't specify any particular further qualifications and doesn't say that the doctor has to be currently practising as such.


Thanks, thats a bit vague, medically qualified could mean anything, a first aid certificate is a medical qualification.....

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