A DWP spokesperson later told Disability News Service (DNS) that there were no plans to move to a single set of eligibility criteria across the two benefits – one of the many concerns raised by campaigners – and that the announcement was not a step towards moving to a single disability benefit covering both extra costs and out-of-work payments.
She said the new digital platform would “enable much greater information sharing between the two assessments” and that it would be “rolled out carefully – learning as we go”.
So try not to panic yet. If you want to opt-out sharing your full medical records to the DWP.
Type in google "opt-out NHS or ask your GP practice to do it for you.
Reasons for opting out, could be one of many, like personal delicate information you don't want to share with anyone other than your GP etc.
Remember the only medical information is needed and explains your functionality to day to day and daily tasks etc.