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DWP suggests that providing further medical evidence would be too heavy a burden on GPs.

What: Dr Bill Gunnyeon, DWP’s chief medical adviser, who has overall responsibility for WCA policy, tells the further medical evidence judicial review case that asking GPs to provide medical evidence for ESA applicants with mental health conditions would be burdensome.

Why significant: This was a crucial statement by DWP of its argument for refusing to make the changes suggested by the coroner in the Stephen Carré inquest. Its failure to act on this recommendation is thought to have led to further deaths.