Job Coaches Could Soon Be Doctoring Your Medical Records

When the DWP talk about joining up all public services I.e transport & housing to get people back to work is crazy, never mind that the government can look into what we do on the internet they are going to be running every aspect of our lives. I don’t know about anyone else but that horrifies me.

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ON FRIDAY, members of Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), Mental Health Resistance Network (MHRN) and Boycott Workfare will be protesting together with medical professionals against the placement of job coaches in seven Islington doctors’ surgeries.

In a move that is potentially both unethical and unsafe, NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has accepted funding from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to “drive employment outcomes through strategic health commissioning,” with health professionals tasked to deliver benefit cuts for DWP.

This is supported by Richard Watts, leader of Islington council, who is quoted as saying: “We think there is much more that health services can do to promote the idea of employment for people with health conditions.”

Dr Josephine Sauvage from the CCG said: “Prescribing free and confidential employment coaching could be really beneficial to a patient’s confidence and self-esteem, as well as their long-term recovery.”

But campaigners don’t have…

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