Atos Standards

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Rose Cullingford

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

The Care Quality Commission’s website states that “Our job is to check whether providers comply with the essential standards of quality and safety.”

What information exists to show why the WCA contract operated by Atos was excluded from its remit? This must have been a conscious decision rather than an “oversight”, so the justification will be documented, together with a risk analysis.

If not the CQC, which independent body is responsible for routinely monitoring Atos standards procedurally and medically? By independent I mean not in any way connected with or appointed by Atos or DWP?

Yours faithfully,

Rose Cullingford

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Dear Ms Cullingford
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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