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Research published into how DWP and Atos secure further medical evidence from claimants.

What: Research commissioned from Liverpool University by DWP looks at the forms used by DWP and Atos to obtain further medical evidence. GPs stressed the need to check records, as some colleagues used memory alone to complete the forms.

Why significant: Further evidence of how concerns about securing further medical evidence were being considered pre-2010.


'Engaging physicians, benefiting patients: a qualitative study', Hiscock, Hopson, Peters, Westlake & Gabbay