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Professor Harrington publishes his third review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA).

What: Harrington concludes “that significant and lasting improvements are coming” to the WCA. He insists that he still believes the assessment should not be scrapped. But he does say: “Decision-makers should actively consider the need to seek further documentary evidence in every claimant’s case.”

Why significant: Harrington was later to discover that DWP had not made him aware of its own secret peer reviews of deaths linked to the WCA, or of the Stephen Carré prevention of future deaths report.


'Professor Harrington's third independent review of the Work Capability Assessment', 2012