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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

'This brutal new system': a GP's take on Atos and work capability assessments

I have watched with mounting horror as my patient, an extremely vulnerable woman, has been put at risk of homelessness and deteriorating illness as a result of government policy. I am very aware of the importance of work, and as a GP will always encourage people to look for a suitable job if I think they can. But I also know my patients, and I am outraged that some are being put through the punishing stress this assessment causes.
'This brutal new system': a GP's take on Atos and work capability assessments
| Anna Pilkington | Comment is free | theguardian.com

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