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    The system really does stink! As you say, these so-called health professionals are being paid like sales staff on commission so it's in their interests to skip through as many assessments as they can, and whatever they say about quality, if they're rushing through as many as they can in a day, there's every chance they are being far less thorough than they should and missing things which, to the person claiming, means the very real risk of losing their lifeline just because of someone else's greed and incompetence.
    I've always thought it's ridiculous having a physiotherapist assessing someone with mental health issues or a CPN assessing someone with a physical condition like arthritis, as surely their clinical experience and background is insufficient to make a proper assessment. I wonder if people might get a better assessment if the health professional's background and experience matches the condition of the person they're assessing, though obviously this could be a problem where someone has multiple conditions, for example my husband has both mental health and physical problems, but surely there are former GPs working as assessors who have a much wider knowledge of all kinds of conditions who could do those assessments. I've also read about people with quite rare conditions getting their claims turned down due to the HCP having no knowledge of that condition and not taking into account the difficulties it may cause, and I should imagine former GPs or specialist nurses would be much better placed to give a fair assessment rather than someone who doesn't have a clue.
    It would cause more work for DWP/ATOS/Capita etc which I'm sure they'd be very keen to avoid, but to me it makes sense - but then as we all know, where the DWP are concerned, they wouldn't know common sense if it came and bashed them over the head!

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    In my case being kicked off HRM and LRC DLA and given SRDL PIP will actually cost the DWP more!.

    HRC & LRM DLA plus my disabled premium on Income support was a total of £111.11pw, SRDC PIP plus the increase to the SDP premium on my Income Support will be £116.95.

    There's no sense to it at all, at the end of the day my Autistic son are going to be without the Motability car we depend on to get out and about for the sake of the DWP being £5.84pw worse off!

    Update:

    I now have the letter from the DWP with the changed Income Suport, I got it wrong but in a good way!

    I thought SDP replaced my existing disability premium, it doesn't, it's added to it!. So, having kicked me off indef: HRM & LRC DLA onto SRDL PIP the DWP are now paying me around £35pw more than they were before!, financial madness

    Not that I'm complaining about the extra income, that will go towards paying back the money I had to borrow from my friend to buy a replacement car.
    Last edited by phaedra; 30-04-16 at 11:12.

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    Is there anyway to catch up on this program please?

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    Its still available on All-4 for another 14 days. (I can't give you a weblink to the programme, All-4 doesn't work like that).

    If you don't already have All-4 then you need to download it from here: http://apps.channel4.com/app/4od/#computer

    If you are putting it on your computer then-
    Once you have it running:
    Go to Catch Up - select date; and pick Monday 11 April.
    It should be showing there at 8pm, if not scroll across the times to find it.
    Double click on the picture, a page opens with more details.
    Double click the picture again to watch the programme.

    If you are putting it on your TV, console, tablet, or mobile then obviously the controls will be different, but you should still be able to find it in the Catch Up search.
    I don't know everything. - But I'm good at searching for, and finding, stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nukecad View Post
    Its still available on All-4 for another 14 days. (I can't give you a weblink to the programme, All-4 doesn't work like that).

    If you don't already have All-4 then you need to download it from here: http://apps.channel4.com/app/4od/#computer

    If you are putting it on your computer then-
    Once you have it running:
    Go to Catch Up - select date; and pick Monday 11 April.
    It should be showing there at 8pm, if not scroll across the times to find it.
    Double click on the picture, a page opens with more details.
    Double click the picture again to watch the programme.

    If you are putting it on your TV, console, tablet, or mobile then obviously the controls will be different, but you should still be able to find it in the Catch Up search.
    Thanks Nukecad, I'll check it out.

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