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    Are they allowed to do this?

    Hi everyone,
    could do with some advice please,one of my neighbours told me he saw a man knocking on my door a few nights ago at 7-50 pm,I was in bed at the time and heard nothing,I have now been told by the DWP that an Atos doctor wants to come and do a home visit regarding my DLA,when I asked if a doctor had called at my house they didn't know.Are they allowed to turn up unannounced?I find it quite unsettling that a male doctor could come to a female patients house unannounced at that time of night,can anyone tell me if this is right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mymaisie View Post
    Hi everyone,
    could do with some advice please,one of my neighbours told me he saw a man knocking on my door a few nights ago at 7-50 pm,I was in bed at the time and heard nothing,I have now been told by the DWP that an Atos doctor wants to come and do a home visit regarding my DLA,when I asked if a doctor had called at my house they didn't know.Are they allowed to turn up unannounced?I find it quite unsettling that a male doctor could come to a female patients house unannounced at that time of night,can anyone tell me if this is right?
    For DLA and ESA Medical Assessments, they are supposed to give you 7 days notice, unless you agree to have one at shorter notice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mymaisie View Post
    Hi everyone,
    could do with some advice please,one of my neighbours told me he saw a man knocking on my door a few nights ago at 7-50 pm,I was in bed at the time and heard nothing,I have now been told by the DWP that an Atos doctor wants to come and do a home visit regarding my DLA,when I asked if a doctor had called at my house they didn't know.Are they allowed to turn up unannounced?I find it quite unsettling that a male doctor could come to a female patients house unannounced at that time of night,can anyone tell me if this is right?
    It is very possible that the caller was nothing to do with DWP/ATOS but a canvasser of some sort. I think you are presuming.

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    Thanks Vikstar,thought that was the case and certainly didn't think they were allowed to just turn up on your doorstep and especially at that time of night

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    You could be right beau but my gut feeling is telling me it was a doctor,they did the same to one of my friends last month although it was during the day

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    I wouldnt have thought a doctor would come at that time without making appointment first. my DLA home medical went on for 1.5 hours so if it was a dr he wouldnt finish before 9.30 unless they get triple time i cant see it.

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    Drs work for ATOS so they dont have to work un social hours in fact getting any dr after 5 these days is very hard

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    As advised on another site, mymaisie, it wouldn't have been anything to do with the DWP or ATOSH.

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