DWP ESA Atos IB59 - 23 April 2010


The medical advice (IB59) written by the Atos Healthcare doctor which is not written in acceptable English.

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The IB59

The medical advice (IB59) supplied by Atos Origin written by a "doctor" whose grasp of ability to read and write English is somewhat limited and certainly not up to the standard set in the contract between the DWP and Atos Origin.

IB59 - 29 July 2010

Medical Services advice minute

Customer details

Title                       Mr
Surname                     B...
Other names                 M.
National Insurance number   ...
Date of birth               ...

Advice to be noted below

Dear DM

After farther communication with Dr ... (GP of Mr B...)
he let me know that this gentleman suffers from Glioma (brain
toumor), which hasn't yet reached the criteria for Terminal Illness, but it causes
fits that may cause substantial risk and he has been referred to see the top
specialist in the county.
Bearing in mind the recent deterioration and the treatment for the fits, I believe
that it is likely this gentleman to fulfill the LCW/LCWRA criteria for special
circumstances (substantial risk if found capable for work or work related
I hope you find this helpful

A prognosis of 12 months seems to be reasonable. IM 30/4/2010

Name Dr Ilias Macheridis                                   Date 23/04/2010

Approved Disability Analyst

IB59 MIN Version 10/06