ATOS Doctors' directive guides

SJ Kirtley made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

In October 2011 The DWP FOI team responded to a request for information related to the doctors directives provided to all ATOS / Medical Services Doctors.

There is a public archive of this request and response online here:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/at...

In the response to that document dated 14th November some of the attached PDFs advised "This is a new protocol which is under review".
Given over a year has passed I would assume these documents are now in place and in active distribution.

To this end, please provide a current set of all protocol documents in use by ATOS HCPs.

Yours faithfully,

SJ Kirtley

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Dear Mr Kirtley

Please see your FOI response attached

Kind regards

Health & Disability Assessments (Operations)/Department for Work and Pensions/Room 306/Block 31/Norcross/Norcross Lane/Blackpool/FY5 3TA

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Dear DWP DWP Medical Services Correspondence,

Thank you for your recent response to this FOI request.

I note that the document for 'Fibromyalgia' advises "This is a new protocol which is under review."

The same response was given to another public FOI request in 2011.

Is this still the current document, if so is there any timescale for this document review being complete and the protocols for this condition becoming available?

Yours sincerely,

SJ Kirtley

John Slater left an annotation ()

You may find that simply replying to the DWP doesn't always result in a response. Sadly it appears that generally the department only responds to FOIA requests and IRR.

S. Martin left an annotation ()

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'ATOS Doctors' directive guides'.

A request for clarification on the initial response has been ignored.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/at...

Yours faithfully,

SJ Kirtley

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Dear MR Kirtley

Please see your FOI response attached

<<0245 Response Final.pdf>>

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Pensions/Room 306/Block 31/Norcross/Norcross Lane/Blackpool/FY5 3TA

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DWP DWP Medical Services Correspondence, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Mr Kirtley

Please see your FOI response attached

Kind regards

Health & Disability Assessments (Operations)/Department for Work and Pensions/Room 306/Block 31/Norcross/Norcross Lane/Blackpool/FY5 3TA

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