Atos Healthcare

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th January 2015.

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Photo of Austin Mitchell Austin Mitchell Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what sanctions his Department has imposed on Atos in response to delays in medical examinations in the last 12 months.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

We have taken a robust approach to managing the contract with Atos Healthcare and have applied financial remedies such as service credits and awarded fees where and when appropriate.

From 1 March 2015, MAXIMUS Health and Human Services will take over the contract to deliver Work Capability Assessments.

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