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Perhaps the most telling part of the Government’s response to this review is the recommendation that is rejected. Litchfield makes the fairly reasonable suggestion that so-called Healthcare Professionals carrying out assessments of people with mental health problems should have: “suitable and sufficient previous experience of dealing with people with mental health problems”.
We’re not having that say the DWP, who have deferred agreement on this point complaining that they don’t know what suitable and sufficient means.
All of the recommendations and the Government’s response can be found at:https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/296328/wca-review-year-4-response.pdf
Litchfield’s initial report is at:https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/265351/work-capability-assessment-year-4-paul-litchfield.pdf