Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Turner Andrew Turner Conservative, Isle of Wight

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an assessment of the efficiency of Atos in undertaking face-to-face assessments on the Isle of Wight.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Officials meet regularly with Atos Healthcare to discuss performance in line with their contractual commitments, including timeliness and quality. Recently, Atos Healthcare has undertaken a process to reaccredit their entire health care professional work force who conduct work capability assessments, with the aim of improving quality and effectiveness.

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