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May’s aides were abusive..

June 10, 2017 Leave a comment

May’s aides were abusive..

My heart fucking bleeds for those poor poor Tory MPs.

A reminder:

Each additional 10 000 people reassessed in each area was associated with an additional 6 suicides (95% CI 2 to 9), 2700 cases of reported mental health problems (95% CI 548 to 4840), and the prescribing of an additional 7020 antidepressant items (95% CI 3930 to 10100). The reassessment process was associated with the greatest increases in these adverse mental health outcomes in the most deprived areas of the country, widening health inequalities.

“the WCA disability reassessment process during this period was associated with an additional 590 suicides”

 

http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2015/10/26/jech-2015-206209

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Initial thoughts on Gideon’s support for mental health and addiction claimants…

September 30, 2013 Leave a comment

The independent reports that “A mandatory intensive regime for claimants with underlying problems such as mental health, drug addiction or illiteracy”

Can we start moving against this?   How the hell will low paid, low qualified job centre staff willing to collaborate with the nastiness demonstrated by IDS Osborne and others deal with mental health and addiction issues with sensitivity?   What right, qualification, or remit do the DWP and Treasury have to override GPs, Health Service and specialist charities expertise. The current WCA /ESA scheme is already making people more ill.  How the hell will being bullied by unqualified staff help someone be cured? Coming days after Cameron and Pickles deeply insensitive comments what is next public shaming of ESA claimants with mental health of addiction issues?

 

 

Work Test Whistleblower: Are Atos About To Drop The WCA Contract?

September 9, 2013 Leave a comment
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