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  • oldestrocker
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    • 26th Nov 10, 9:21 PM
    • 26th Nov 10, 9:21 PM
    Hi, here is the list. Yes I know it refers to DLA, but the intention was for the 05 Reform Bill to include it also for the new ESA benefit.

    I have put this argument to ATOS already and am waiting a reply. I have also asked my MP to intervene as I feel that they can't use one set of guidelines to not test or do a home visit for DLA, yet for the same condition expect you to travel and be called in for a medical for ESA.

    You will note that those conditions would put you in the Support Group without a medical - well they should!!!

    So just waiting for clarification on all of this.


    1. c/o: DWP Atos Healthcare Medical Services Contract

    Medical Conditions and Categories

    For the purposes of administrative scrutiny of cases to determine suitability for inclusion in the DLA in Medical Examination Centre project, 5 categories of case have been devised:

    In 2005 the Welfare Reform Bill, which introduced the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), had not yet been enacted hence the reference to the Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

    1. Unsuitable for calling to a Medical Examination Centre.
    2. Reference to Medical Advisor required for advice.
    3. Tentatively invite to Medical Examination Centre.
    4. Invite to Medical Examination Centre.
    5. Any other Diagnosis.


    For each category a list is attached.
    1. Unsuitable for calling to a Medical Examination Centre.
    Age >75 years

    Age <12 years

    Both Blind and Deaf
    Registered Blind (needs to be seen in own environment)
    Cases accepted under the Special Rules defining Terminal illness.
    Alzheimers
    Amputation of both legs
    Asperger's
    Autistic Spectrum Disorder / Autism
    Cerebral Palsy
    Dementia
    Hemiplegia
    Huntingdon's Chorea
    Korsakoffs Psychosis
    Macmillan Nurse attending.
    Motor Neurone Disease
    On oxygen
    Paraplegia
    Quadraplegia
    Renal Dialysis
    Severe Mental Impairment
    Severe Learning Difficulty
    !!!!!!! Diplegia
    Tetraplegia
    Total Parenteral Nutrition
    Unstable Angina
    Wernicke's Encephalopathy


    2. Reference to Medical Advisor required for advice.
    AIDS
    Astrocytoma
    Bone Marrow Transplant
    Brittle Bone Disease
    Cancer
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Dermatomyositis
    Glioma
    Guillane-Barre Syndrome
    Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Leukaemia
    Liver Failure
    Mental Retardation
    Mental Subnormality
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Muscular Dystrophy
    Non Hodgkin's Lmphoma
    On Morphine / MST
    Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    Parkinson's Disease
    Poliomyelitis
    Polymyasitis
    Registered partially sighted
    Respiratory Failure
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Schizoaffective Disorder
    Schizophrenia
    SLE
    Spinal Injury
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
    Scleroderma
    5evere Depression
    Thallassaemia


    3. Tentatively invite to Medical Examination Centre.
    Agoraphobia (offer taxi)
    Anorexia Nervosa
    Ataxia
    Bipalar Affective Disorder / Bipolar Disease Manic Depression
    Burns
    Cardiomyopathy
    Cerebrovascular Accident / CVA
    Cerebrovascular Disease
    CFS
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Crohn's Disease
    Diabetic Neuropathy
    Eating Disorder
    Fibromyalgia
    Haemopphilia
    Heart Transplant
    Hemiparesis
    Learning Difficulties
    Leg Ulcers
    Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / ME
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    Peripheral Neuropathy
    Phobic Anxiety
    Sickle Cell Anaemia
    Social Phobia
    Spina Bifida
    Stroke
    Subarachnoid Haemorrage / SAH
    Ulcerative Colitis
    Varicose Ulcers

    4. Invite to Medical Examination Centre.
    Alcohol Dependence
    Anaemia
    Angina
    Ankylosing Spondylitis
    Anxiety
    Arrythmia
    Asthma
    Atrial Fibrillation
    Back Pain
    Bronchiectasis
    Bulimia Nervosa
    Cardiac Arrythmia
    Cervical Spondylosis
    Chronic Bronchitis
    Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    COPD
    Coronary Artery Disease
    Coronary Heart Disease
    Depression
    Dermatitis
    Diabetes
    Diverticular Disease
    Diverticulitis
    Dizziness
    Down's Syndrome
    Drug Dependence
    Eczema
    Endometriosis
    Epilepsy
    Hearing Impairment
    Hernia
    HIV
    Hypertension
    Hyperthyroidism
    Hypathyroidism
    Hysterectomy
    Incontinence
    Ischaemic Heart Disease
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome / IBS
    Joint Pain
    Kyphosis
    Kyphoscoliosis
    Labyrinthitis
    Liver Transplant
    Lumbar Spondylosis
    Meniere's Disease
    Migraine
    Myasthenia Gravis
    Neck Pain
    Osteoarthritis
    Osteoporosis
    Overactive Thyroid
    Panic Attacks
    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    Peripheral Vascular Disease
    Personality Disorder
    Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc
    Psoriasis
    "Registered Alcoholic"
    Renal Transplant
    Rheumatic Heart Disease
    Scoliosis
    Slipped Disc
    Underactive Thyroid
    Valvular Heart Disease
    Varicose Veins
    Visual Impairment
    5. Any other Diagnosis.
    Not listed above should be referred to a Medical Adviser for advice
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