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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by KAREN SV View Post
    When the dwp ask your gp for clarification of something can the gp lie? Do they have to prove what they have written? I do have a good reason for asking this. What about harmful information given to the dwp but deliberately kept from the claimant.
    Hi
    Information can only be kept from the patient if that information could/would be detrimental to that persons wellbeing.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaG View Post
    Hi
    Information can only be kept from the patient if that information could/would be detrimental to that persons wellbeing.
    What could be detrimental? Who would decide what is detrimental? Surely you would have to have signed over power of attorney for this to be detrimental.

  3. #13
    In my own experience, a GP letter was useless. It simply stated that I had 'x' disease with no elaboration on medications/further issues. It was just one sentence with his signature at the bottom costing £15.

    The best evidence I had was from a specialist in the field; I had. 2-3 page report given to me when I was diagnosed detailing the effects (long and short term) and all the ins and outs of my disease., as well as how it was affecting my life.

    I'm not sure how you'd go about getting one of those, this was well over 5 years ago now. But if you are under a specialist maybe enquire if they'd be able to write up a report for you detailing how it impacts your life/ability to use a chair.

    All the best.

  4. #14
    Velvet. Do you take any medication for your back pain?

  5. #15
    Anyone heard of a form FRR2? I had one sent to my gp asking for specific information about my "illness". The reply to this was written on a seperate piece of paper which was not sent with my sar request. How can I get a copy?

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet View Post
    Hey, so i just came back from my gp after asking for a letter saying i cant use a wheelchair for my ESA MR,

    The letter Headed to dwp says in other words:

    'Patient comes regularly regarding chronic back pain

    Patient advised me that you(dwp) have requested a gp letter.

    Patient describes their problem as .....

    As a result of the above, my patient tells me that they cant use a wheelchair.

    Thanks.'


    Is this useless to me or even worth sending in?
    Send it in, but also send a note of your own with it, stating your GP agrees that you cant use a wheelchair.

    In my ESA Tribunal in Dec 2015, my letter from a hospital consultant says that the patient tells me he can only walk a maximum of 25 metres before needing to stop. I told the Tribunal Dr that the consultant says I can only walk 25 metres, Dr says this letter states that you as a patient have said this, and it is not the consultants opinion. At this point my welfare rights advisor jumped in, and told the Dr that a new memo has been released which states any Dr's/consultants letters which says the patient says, must be taken as opinion of the Dr/consultant unless the Dr/consultant writes that they disagree with the patient. The Judge then informed the Dr that they must accept the letter as consultants opinion. At that point, the Dr had no more questions, and said the questions he was going to ask make no difference now and he was ready to proceed. I obviously won, and put in Support Group.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by KAREN SV View Post
    Velvet. Do you take any medication for your back pain?

    Yes, diazepam for muscle spasms, codydramol for the chronic pains and baclofen as a muscle relaxant as my back is really tense.

    And ibuprofen as a top up on certain days.

  8. #18
    Karen I have explained their effects on a letter i sent in.

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by KAREN SV View Post
    Anyone heard of a form FRR2? I had one sent to my gp asking for specific information about my "illness". The reply to this was written on a seperate piece of paper which was not sent with my sar request. How can I get a copy?
    Look here
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...n.PDF.pdf.html

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet View Post
    Yes, diazepam for muscle spasms, codydramol for the chronic pains and baclofen as a muscle relaxant as my back is really tense.

    And ibuprofen as a top up on certain days.
    Be careful of taking Baclofen for long periods, as my Dr took me off them stating they can have a detrimental effect on the kidneys if used for long periods.

    NOTE:
    I am not medically trained obviously so this information is only stating what i was informed by my own DR.

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