Employment: HIV Infection
Work and Pensions
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion, Green)
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to implement the recommendations of the Harrington review of the work capability assessment in respect of (a) Atos guidance and handbooks use the most up-to-date information on HIV and (b) HIV awareness training.
Chris Grayling (Minister of State (Employment), Work and Pensions; Epsom and Ewell, Conservative)
DWP is implementing a systematic process for updating the WCA handbook, guidance and training for Atos health care professionals in conjunction with medical advisers of appropriate external organisations. Guidance and training on HIV will be reviewed this year as part of this process.
Professor Harrington will monitor and report on this recommendation as part of his Year 3 review.