WCAs carried out by nurses for ATOS - NHS nurse training syllabus?

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Dear Department of Health,

Please see the link below:

" Written Answers - Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (19 Mar 2012)http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=...

Chris Grayling:
"There were a total of 77,345 *work capability assessments* (WCA) conducted in February 2012 by Atos Healthcare, of which 62.9% were undertaken by nurses." "

1. Please can you supply evidence of the standard NHS nurse training syllabus area which is relevent to the above ATOS healthcare role in conducting Work Capability Assessments. Where is it said in NHS training manuals / syllabus that their training suitably and thoroughlyprepares them to do this type of role, and that they can perform the role of a doctor?

2. Where in the NHS nurse training manuals and ATOS Healthcare manuals does it mention pelvic organ prolapse symptoms and the restrictions this can place upon a woman's life.

Yours faithfully,

[P. Smith].

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Dear Department of Health,

Any chance of a reply?

Yours faithfully,

[P. Smith]

Department of Health and Social Care

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