Dear Department of Health,
Given that ATOS intend to subcontract PIP examinations back to the NHS, will the NHS be using BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL LIMA software, either similar or adapted, that was used to assess Incapacity Benefit claimants or will it utilise a real, in depth medical examination by a fully qualified doctor, knowledgeable of the disabilities of the claimant?
Will the NHS be using existing ATOS staff to carry out assessments?
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Dear Mr Reynolds,
Thank you for your correspondence of 19 February to the Department of
Health about ATOS Healthcare. I have been asked to reply.
I regret this is not within the Department of Health’s remit. After
considering your email, I would recommend that you forward your
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I am sorry I could not be of more assistance on this occasion.
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