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ATOS physiotherapists cannot give opinions on mental health assessments – official.

August 6 2013 at 2:34 PM
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ATOS physiotherapists cannot give opinions on mental health assessments official.

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The case involved a claimant, with mental health problems, who suffered from depression and bouts of uncontrollable rage. An Upper Tribunal Judge held that the opinion of a physiotherapist Healthcare Professional (HCP) was only useful for recording what the claimant said and did during the medical/assessment. Any other was useless as evidence because of their lack of expertise of mental health conditions.

The ruling affects all ESA appeals where the severity and effects of a disabled persons mental health is at issue and expertise in this field is required to give an adequate opinion. It may also affect claimants with a wide range of physical health conditions.

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http://atosvictimsgroup.co.uk/2013/07/26/atos-physiotherapists-cannot-give-opinions-on-mental-health-assessments-official/


 
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Useful to know for a lot of people

August 9 2013, 9:10 PM 

Thanks for posting it.

 
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