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esa have sent letter to my gp
Hi, I have recently filled out my review for esa, it was posted back on the 15may. My daughter rang them again on Thurs to ask if my claim has been dealt with yet. They told her a letter had been sent to my gp.? I am also in the middle of filling out a review of pip which needs to back 8th aug. This form is asking if things have gotten easier, harder or no change. The lady from CAB who helped fill my esa came yesterday to help fill my pip form, she was very surprised that a letter had been sent to my gp. She seemed to think that because i am recently bereaved they might be trying to deal with my claim on paper based because i also suffer with severe depression and anxiety.My daughter rang my gp and asked to speak to lady in medical records. She told her they are writing in about patients most of the time now? She said the form they have sent is asking about my diagnoses, when gp last saw there patient, treatments they have had in the past and future treatment they will be having, also how the patients conditions affect them and what condition wouldnt affect there ability to work. Maybe not all in order but these are questions there asking the gp to fill in. Is this normal to write to the gp, what will happen if my gp doesnt send this form back? she is my new gp and so knows very little about how my conditions affect me apart from my heart disease and copd. She is also not a very supportive gp, she was very reluctant to write me a gp letter with my conditions and tell them that I wouldn't be able to attend for a medical and it would have to be a home assessment due to my agoraphobia. She said if they want to know anything eles they will write to her which they have.My gp that retired in 2015 knew me very well, i had been seeing her for many yrs, she knew about all the help i receive and how allot of my conditions affect me. This new gp has only done a handful of home visits when i have had severe chest infections, she knows i cant walk very far and that i use aids.,I have been to the surgery i think 4 times in the past 3 years. Im worried that she is not going to fill it in and sent it back, will they cancel my claim if she doesnt?