I read on another site and i think, also on the dwp site, that they intend to be assessing eleven thousand people, per week, for esa when they reach "fever pitch"
They will be building up to this figure, many people will be assessed, on the information they already hold, intemperate this as you wish
The thing is if they are going to be assessing many people, by giving them a medical, i can't see how they will ever keep to their intended time table, many years ago when my husband had his first ib50 and was sent for a medical, the medical center was so full we had to wait in the corridor, people were in and out on a regular basis.
Last week at his medical there was no one in when we arrived and people were being turned away, well one was! because one of the two doctors on duty was ill.2 people arrived while we were there, one for another type of medical. and one person was with the doctor already.
The point is how will they cope with the normal medicals, transfers, appeals etc, i think they are being very optimistic with their plans.