The total cost of the DWP Medical Services contract with Atos Healthcare, a division of Atos Origin, is in the region of £100 million per annum. This estimate covers the total number of examinations undertaken across all benefits and also includes relating to written and verbal medical advice, fixed overheads, administrative costs, investment in new technology and other service improvements.
Since the commencement of the current contract, the spend with Atos Healthcare is shown in the following table.
|1 September 2005 to March 2006||73.3|
The cost incurred in 2010-11 to