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GP has filled out PIP form

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amy1188
amy1188 Community member Posts: 25 Connected
Hi 
When I first applied for PIP my GP was asked to fill out a form and I had to give them permission. As part of my review I have just found out my GP filled in a form and returned it to DWP but did not tell me anything about this. I had no idea it had been requested and I had not given permission. Should this have happened? 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,290 Disability Gamechanger
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    You gave permission in your first claim, they do not need to ask for your permission again after that. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • amy1188
    amy1188 Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    You gave permission in your first claim, they do not need to ask for your permission again after that. 

    Thanks Poppy. Even if I said no on my pip review form? 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,658 Disability Gamechanger
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    What's done is done, not sure what you would achieve by complaining 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,290 Disability Gamechanger
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    I just realised that it does ask you that question again in the review form. Apologies, even though I returned my review form at the start of December, I forgot it asked you that.

    Are you 100% sure you ticked no? If so then no they shouldn't have contacted them. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • honestjon
    honestjon Community member Posts: 173 Pioneering
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    amy1188 said:
    You gave permission in your first claim, they do not need to ask for your permission again after that. 

    Thanks Poppy. Even if I said no on my pip review form? 
    If they need information to make a decision I think it's a good idea to help them to get the information they need.
    I would not want to stop them asking the doctor for information because they already take long enough to make the decision and they often need more evidence.
    There is nothing to worry about if they ask your doctors as far as I can tell 
  • amy1188
    amy1188 Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    I just realised that it does ask you that question again in the review form. Apologies, even though I returned my review form at the start of December, I forgot it asked you that.

    Are you 100% sure you ticked no? If so then no they shouldn't have contacted them. 
    That’s okay :) Yeah I definitely ticked no because my GP is beyond unreliable and has previously filled out forms stating I don’t take medication when I have a prescription list as long as my arm. I ticked no thinking at least if they need gp evidence I could check it before it’s sent this way. 
    Ironically they have also told me they have lost my review form which means they definetly wouldn’t have had permission from me without the form. Which is also why I was so surprised they had asked my GP. 
  • amy1188
    amy1188 Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    honestjon said:
    amy1188 said:
    You gave permission in your first claim, they do not need to ask for your permission again after that. 

    Thanks Poppy. Even if I said no on my pip review form? 
    If they need information to make a decision I think it's a good idea to help them to get the information they need.
    I would not want to stop them asking the doctor for information because they already take long enough to make the decision and they often need more evidence.
    There is nothing to worry about if they ask your doctors as far as I can tell 
    Absolutely happy for them to have evidence from my GP because I am telling them to truth but my concern is that they have asked when I have specifically said no to this. In my eyes it’s a data protection breach because I said no to DWP and never gave permission for my GP to release my medical information. 
  • amy1188
    amy1188 Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    woodbine said:
    What's done is done, not sure what you would achieve by complaining 
    I don’t want anything. But if they have broken data protection and GDPR rules then I certainly will be raising it as DWP shouldn’t be asking my permission and then when I don’t give it they say oh well we are going to just ask anyway. And my GP shouldn’t be giving out my medical information without at least informing me first. They ask for your permission for a reason, because they need it. They shouldn’t just be ignoring this and claiming to have my permission. 
  • honestjon
    honestjon Community member Posts: 173 Pioneering
    edited March 4
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    amy1188 said:
    woodbine said:
    What's done is done, not sure what you would achieve by complaining 
    I don’t want anything. But if they have broken data protection and GDPR rules then I certainly will be raising it as DWP shouldn’t be asking my permission and then when I don’t give it they say oh well we are going to just ask anyway. And my GP shouldn’t be giving out my medical information without at least informing me first. They ask for your permission for a reason, because they need it. They shouldn’t just be ignoring this and claiming to have my permission. 
    I don't disagree with you.
    They make a lot of mistakes so they have probably made another mistake by contacting your doctor.
    If you will be satisfied by an apology they will probably give you one.
    I'm not sure if there is the option of you checking the doctors evidence before it's sent to the dwp so that might be expecting a bit to much .
    I think it's best to help them get evidence as soon as possible and I'm not sure you are achieving that by hoping to check what the doctor writes.
  • amy1188
    amy1188 Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    honestjon said:
    amy1188 said:
    woodbine said:
    What's done is done, not sure what you would achieve by complaining 
    I don’t want anything. But if they have broken data protection and GDPR rules then I certainly will be raising it as DWP shouldn’t be asking my permission and then when I don’t give it they say oh well we are going to just ask anyway. And my GP shouldn’t be giving out my medical information without at least informing me first. They ask for your permission for a reason, because they need it. They shouldn’t just be ignoring this and claiming to have my permission. 
    I don't disagree with you.
    They make a lot of mistakes so they have probably made another mistake by contacting your doctor.
    If you will be satisfied by an apology they will probably give you one.
    I'm not sure if there is the option of you checking the doctors evidence before it's sent to the dwp so that might be expecting a bit to much .
    I think it's best to help them get evidence as soon as possible and I'm not sure you are achieving that by hoping to check what the doctor writes.
    When I first made the claim and the gp was asked to complete a form they actually made me come in to the surgery to go through the form. Because I am under specialists mainly rather than my GP they wanted to go through everything with me. They also said they could not send the form before I signed their own internal form to confirm I was happy for the information to be sent. This is why it has shocked me. I said no this time because on a previous occasion when I needed GP evidence for something else they stated I did not take any regular medication as I didn’t have any on repeat. I have a list as long as my arm but I am unable to have them on repeat prescription as I need to speak to the GP every 2-3 months due to the nature of the medication and side effects. My GP surgery is full of locums so they don’t put much effort in to anything admin wise unfortunately. You can imagine the complications this then caused me so I wanted to try and avoid this again if possible. 

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