Skip to main content

Accessibility Settings

Doctors vote to end the work capability assessment (WCA), thanks to lobbying from disabled activists.

What: Britain’s doctors vote at the British Medical Association’s (BMA) annual representative meeting to end the WCA immediately. 

Why significant: Although this was a huge lobbying success for disabled activists, there would be future criticism of the BMA for failing to follow its members’ demand to lobby for an end to the assessment and for failing to take action itself to make the assessment safer.


'Doctors demand end to ‘fitness for work’ test', Disability News Service, 2012
'Doctors’ union is ‘complicit’ in continuing ‘fitness for work’ deaths', Pring, 2014
'Doctors’ leaders could face protests over ‘fitness for work’ campaign snub', Pring, 2013