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Supporting medical evidence PIP

lucy14lucy14 Member Posts: 34 Connected
Hi...
I feel I am banging my head up a brick wall trying to get any supporting medical evidence.
I have asked my doctor who has been brilliant, she said sorry I can't do it.
I have emailed and rang consultants to be told the same.
This is a typical reply.

"You will need the company who needs the information to send a letter detailing what they require with a letter of consent signed by you to authorise us to send the information to them."

The Doctors and consultants can only say what's wrong with me and not how my conditions affect me, but I thought something would be better than nothing.

So looks like I will be sending nothing..

Anyone had this?

 Ps DWP have original reports from 2005

And can't really blame the doctors and consultants if they provided all this information they would have no time to do their day jobs x

Replies

  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    The only medical evidence I submitted for PIP was 19 years old from when I first claimed DLA.  However, I have a degenerative disease (rheumatoid disease).

    Tribunal took my own testimony as the major evidence and also took into account the old medical evidence, which was still relevant.  I was awarded enhanced both components.

    I didn't try to get up to date medical evidence because of course neither my GP nor my consultant know how my condition affects me on a daily basis.
  • lucy14lucy14 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    Thank you Matilda..
    It's all so frustrating..x
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,284 Disability Gamechanger
    @ Locu14, it’s no good blaming the medical people for not wanting or being able to provide the medical reports for you, firstly you ,I have had hospital appointments and received the reports in the post albeit years ago and because we haven’t kept them as we thought there was  no need to keep them, now we need copies or original letters reports the data protection act is now preventing these details being made easily available to us as they where months and years ago. So a warning to all keep your medical reports, letters ect and keep copies if you have to send the originals.
  • lucy14lucy14 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    Hi Wilko..
    I don't blame the medical people one bit...
    And as you say I have had a couple of reports in the past, but nothing relevant, and binned them but it doesn't seem the norm to send them out in my area..x
  • lindadeniselindadenise Member Posts: 302 Pioneering
    My doctor kindly allowed me to have 3 years worth of my   medical records.
    I sent them in along with letters which i received in post regarding my treatment etc to the appeal.
    I go next week to my hearing.
  • lucy14lucy14 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    Thanks lindadenise...
    I'm sure if I needed to go to appeal my Doctor would help, as I said she has been very good and tells me that she has a friend going through the PIP process.
    Wishing you the best of luck with your appeal..x
  • lindadeniselindadenise Member Posts: 302 Pioneering
    Thanks Lucy 14 .x
    Will keep you all updated.
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    And can't really blame the doctors and consultants if they provided all this information they would have no time to do their day jobs x
    I once had the DWP write to my consultant at the Pancreatic Cancer Unit in Liverpool for a report.

    His secretary wrote back enclosing the uncompleted DWP form telling them that the consultant was busy enough trying to look after his patients without wasting his time filling out these forms - she suggested that they write to me (the claimant) if they want the full and complete picture.
  • lucy14lucy14 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    Yadnad...and I really can't blame her!!...consultants are there to save lives not fill in unnecessary paperwork.
    Common sense  should tell the DWP what you can and cannot manage with any conditions people have!!...
    As for chasing up on people with  cancer that's disgusting...x

  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    edited October 2018
    lucy14 said:
    Yadnad...and I really can't blame her!!...consultants are there to save lives not fill in unnecessary paperwork.
    Common sense  should tell the DWP what you can and cannot manage with any conditions people have!!...
    As for chasing up on people with  cancer that's disgusting...x

    Thanks - this is the guy - https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2013/07/16/professor-john-neoptolemos-receives-lifetime-achievement-award/

    One brilliant man! When in hospital there no one - nurse or whatever, was allowed to do anything with any of his patients on the ward without his strict permission. He had his own nursing staff and junior doctors - everyone except the patient was frightened to death of the guy.. 

    I was in there in 2008 and since then do the 600 mile round trip by train every 6 months to go to outpatients & scans. The assessor decided that as it was only for outpatients it was not classed as specialist input so disregarded all of that evidence. In fact I have never had the impact of that condition ever accepted by the DWP for PIP. I still wonder to this day what they think I am on this mountain of medication for.
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