Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations
Work and Pensions

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Denis Murphy (Wansbeck, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) how many medical examinations were referred to Atos Healthcare by his Department in each region in the last 12 months;

(2) how many face-to-face examinations were carried out by Atos Healthcare on behalf of his Department in (a) the claimant's home and (b) each of the medical examination centres in the last 12 months.

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Jonathan R Shaw (Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Disabled People; Minister for the South East), Department for Work and Pensions; Chatham and Aylesford, Labour)

The number of medical referrals made to Atos Healthcare from DWP between 1 March 2008 and 28 February 2009 is 1,767,720. There is no data available by government office region. The information provided is at a national level.

These figures relate to all referrals made to Atos Healthcare and not all of these relate to face to face examinations. The total number of face-to-face examinations carried out in the claimant's home between 1 March 2008 and 28 February 2009 is 47,550. The number of face to face examinations carried out for the same period in each of the Medical Examination Centres is in the following table.

Number of face to face examinations carried out between 1 March 2008 and 28 February 2009 in each of the medical examination centres
Total
Aberdeen 2,930
Aberystwyth examination centre 580
Aylesbury medical examination centre 2,820
Ayr examination centre 3,870
Balham medical examination centre 1,220
Banff 220
Bangor examination centre 1,830
Barnsley examination centre 3,000
Barnstaple medical services examination centre 908
Barrow medical examination centre 1,770
Benbecula 30
Berwick medical services examination centre 120
Birkenhead medical examination centre 3,910
Birmingham 19,570
Bishop Auckland medical services centre 2,830
Blackpool (warbreck) medical examination centre 4,820
Blaenau Ffestiniog examination centre 130
Bolton 5,500
Bootle medical examination centre 9,810
Boston examination centre 2,350
Bournemouth medical services examination centre 4,960
Bradford examination centre 5,277
Brecon examination centre 130
Bridgend examination centre 3,200
Brighton medical examination centre 6,700
Bristol medical services examination centre 8,310
Burnley Brun House 4,780
Cambridge medical examination centre 2,840
Campbeltown examination centre 80
Canterbury medical services examination centre 5,720
Cardiff examination centre 8,932
Cardigan examination centre 220
Carlisle medical examination centre 1,710
Carmarthen examination centre 1,910
Chatham medical services examination centre 5,120
Chelmsford medical examination centre 330
Chester medical examination centre 1,980
Chesterfield examination centre 2,870
Colchester medical examination centre 3,000
Colwyn Bay examination centre 2,360
Coventry medical examination centre 6,110
Crewe medical examination centre 2,270
Croydon medical examination centre 2,860
Derby medical examination centre 5,970
Dolgellau examination centre 100
Doncaster medical services examination centre 3,660
Dumfries 930
Dundee 3,120
Durham medical services centre 3,860
Ealing medical examination centre 570
Elgin 30
Exeter medical services examination centre 3,900
Fort William 130
Glasgow A examination centre 26,130
Glasgow B examination centre 200
Gloucester medical services examination centre 2,270
Golspie 40
Greenock examination centre 40
Grimsby 3,200
Guildford medical services examination centre 3,120
Halifax examination centre 1,670
Hastings medical examination centre 590
Haverfordwest examination centre 1,130
Hawick 300
Hereford medical examination centre 1,060
Highgate medical examination centre 2,850
Huddersfield examination centre 3,770
Hull examination centre 5,510
Inverness 1,470
Ipswich medical examination centre 3,470
Islay hospital 10
Keighley examination centre 1,410
King's Lynn medical examination centre 1,730
Kirkcaldy 3,370
Kirkwall 100
Lancaster medical examination centre 1,770
Launceston medical services examination centre 490
Leeds exam centre—medical reception 7,160
Leicester examination centre 8,370
Lerwick 50
Lincoln examination centre 2,680
Llandrindod wells 240
Lossiemouth 70
Luton medical examination centre 6,940
Manchester 25,070
Mann Island medical examination centre 5,100
Mansfield examination centre 5,940
Marylebone medical examination centre 30,130
Newcastle medical services centre 16,850
Newport (Isle of Wight) medical services examination centre 1,020
Newport examination centre 4,250
Newton Stewart 70
Newtown examination centre 320
Northampton examination centre 4,480
Norwich medical examination centre 5,880
Nottingham examination centre 8,300
Oban examination centre 180
Oxford medical examination centre 2,080
Perth 340
Peterborough medical examination centre 3,660
Plymouth medical services examination centre 4,140
Pontefract examination centre 5,080
Pontllanfraith examination centre 3,430
Pontypridd examination centre 7,550
Portree 60
Portsmouth medical services examination centre 4,420
Preston 6,130
Pwllheli examination centre 210
Reading medical services examination centre 4,150
Romford medical examination centre 10,810
Salisbury medical services examination centre 840
Scarborough examination centre 1,380
Sheffield examination centre 9,370
Shrewsbury medical examination centre 3,780
Southampton medical examination centre 4,660
Southend medical examination centre 7,340
St. Helens medical examination centre 3,820
St. Leonards medical services examination centre 2,110
Stirling 3,020
Stockport 4,740
Stoke 7,140
Stornoway 140
Stranraer 160
Sunderland medical services centre 7,230
Swansea examination centre 9,060
Swindon medical services examination centre 2,770
Taunton medical services examination centre 2,020
Thornaby medical examination centre 10,560
Thurso 110
Townhead practice 20
Tredegar examination centre 2,230
Truro medical services examination centre 3,560
Warrington medical examination centre 5,080
Wick 120
Wigan 3,970
Wimbledon medical examination centre 6,280
Wolverhampton medical services 8,980
Worcester examination centre 2,560
Workington medical examination centre 1,860
Wrexham examination centre 3,580
Yeovil medical services examination centre 1,340
York examination centre 2,170
York place 6,440
Total 570,740
Note:

All figures provided are rounded down to the nearest 10 and relate to the following benefit areas: attendance allowance/disability living allowance, incapacity benefit, industrial injuries disablement benefit and service personnel and veterans agency.

Source:

Medical Services

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