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Coroner Tom Osborne receives initial response to the Stephen Carré PFD from DWP permanent secretary Sir Leigh Lewis.

What: Sir Leigh (who was appointed DWP permanent secretary in 2005 and would retire from the Civil Service in 2010) outlines departmental procedures on the WCA, provides brief details from Stephen Carré’s assessment, and asks the coroner for medical information about the case so DWP can “complete our investigation and review our existing procedures, as you have asked, to determine the need for any changes to our current medical evidence gathering process”.

Why significant: Recognition by DWP of the concerns around the WCA raised by Tom Osborne.


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