received ESA report in full this morning, yes on a Bank holiday Monday
As this report is supposed to be based on facts, let me correct just some of the inaccuracies written, and so called spoken by me on the day, on reading the whole report, it's as if it was for someone else, kind of like me, but different in a number of ways, which I can now go into, with the follow errors corrected.
Again done by a Nurse with little to no understanding on my medical conditions or even with a minuscule ability to write / type what a person speaks word for word, as most of this in the report I was supposed to have said doesn't tally up with not only my 5 previous statements / reports or what I said, as there is no recording of the exam, even though I asked for it in advance on the form and on the day ( only to be told when asked, it would mean a failed to attend if I cancelled it now because of the lack of it) , in the end it's my word against hers, but as I have 4 past statements, I can at least say without any reproach to myself that any sane person would disagree with this report, and the persons competence with the amount of errors corrected.
Page 2 item 1
Medical conditions extra missed off, but mentioned on the day and in writing supplied and photo copied in advanced and sign and dated as received.
Report states, back problems, when I said the correct terms,
canal stenosis with posterior disc bulges at L2/3 and L3/4, sagittal and axial T1 and T2, degeneration of lumber spine.
A degenerative disorder of the lower back, can see why she failed to write it down, maybe had no idea on the words, as both degeneration and degenerative both implies getting worse with age and wear, so doesn't really tally in with a 0 score she gave, points 1 to me,...
and where is, in the client states no other health problem?
chronic back pain, Sciatica, Panic attacks, anxiety, stress, frozen shoulder and trapped nerves to name just a few missed out!
Page 2 item 2
Medication, report states I brought none with me, well funny this, as if you go onto my last Tribunal hearing, when it was noted I carried everything with me in a bag brought with me, same one I took and was noted carrying in the above said report, so as I provided all medical notes and all tablets, as I cut the labels out and just keep the name of the tablet, the dose and who's it for etc, so dose, my name and tablet is all there in black and white and provided on the day and written in my notes sent in and received and signed for, so points to me 2.
Page 2 item 3
Medication, again errors in dose and tbh, if she is a Nurse, which beggars me to believe tbh wish such poor written and recording abilities, Paracetamol 1g dose? My god i'm so glad she didn't manage to be a Doctor, as one she can't read, and 2 she can't understand dosage what so ever , if she managed to look at the notes
provided for her and the tablet packets with my name on, she could have copied the correct amount down, not again just guessed something from memory or someone else, correct amount is 500MG, take 2 four times a day, it's not rocket science, it's written in black and white and was provided, so again points 3.
Page 2 item 4
Side affects due to medication,
drowsiness only? I'm sorry but you have got to be taking the wee wee, won't be rude, but as I explained on the day and on the form, side effect are mood swings, drowsiness, temper / aggression, lack of sleep, incontinence, IBS, perforations of the stomach lining (as mentioned in the hospitalized part of the statement) which again was provided but not read or understood. So again, lack of note taking, so another point to me, point 4 now....
Page 2 item 5
Description of Functional ability,
well tbh all of this is what I can remember, but more is missing, a lot more, I suffer from nerves and i'm a nervous talker, when i'm unsure or nervous my mouth wanders and I can blab on a bit, so I know i've mentioned more than this small part, don't agree with alleviate part either, for one with a keyboard and spell checker, i'm not the best of spellers, so tend to stick to words I can spell or get wrong that often that I leave how to use it, alleviate isn't a word I would have used, as my pain killers don't mask the pain some of the time, they are ok apart from when I have a flair up of Sciatica, where no amount of them helps, and where is the part of me saying “ it doesn't stop me from being so stiff, stiff as a board most days” end quote, as I say it so often, she would have been told, way often, as I mentioned how poor the chairs were in the reception compared to the last place, and in the exam, I kept moving as couldn't get comfy either.
Also disagree with the onset part, “many years ago” which sounds like it's not an issue today? Even if my treatment is ongoing? Lol, the more I read, the less I feel her ability to take notes and understand anything said or written, i'm so far going from incompetence to willful lying tbh in her written response, this isn't a verbal recording made for a report, it's fiction written after the facts, on part recollection on what may or may not have been said imo.
So i'll only go for ½ a point to me on this one, with her lack of recording my comments and errors missing some out...
Page 3 item 5a
no mentioning again of out of breath getting up steps / stairs and any amount of walking, so why so none?
When mentioned and on the forms??????
Bladder Incontinence, again don't agree with many years ago, as for the same reasons, i'm still having it today, it was first medically found and treated many years ago, but same as IBS, both are still going and part of my life, something stress and lies don't make any easier either,...
disagree with amounts also, as like I said, it various from day to day, depending on how many times i've taken, with what else I get as side effects from them, as bladder and IBS is linked to them, plus add on stress on top, equals worse day, more chances of accident happening.
onset, again disagree with wording for same reasons, was found with a MRI brain scan yes years ago, but related to high blood pressure and stress, which makes them happen more often.
Ditto the onset part for the same reasons, far more details added, yes uncomfortable and private, something she had no empathy with or wrote more details down that she needed to, as I went into more depth, seems she either doesn't like the subject or doesn't understand the outcomes of having it.
Page 4 item 5b
Repetitive strain RSI, ditto on the onset part, as to me again it implies it's not an issue now, but still is and gets worse in rain, damp weather and if on the key board too long, addicted to the net, so my own fault tbh, but don't go out a lot, and not a lot else to do.
I don't have my ears tested every time I have my eyes done? So again not something I said either, so another error to add to an every growing list of errors in what is or should have been a factual report!!!
this part is mostly correct, what I said more is i'm work in progress on this part atm, as under the CMATS team in my area, so no more information on it atm, which is why I said it's work in progress and may be arthritis in me shoulder as GP also thinks, as I broke my collar bone and had it pushed through my shoulder blade when I was younger, so maybe why i'm having the problems now that I am with it.
There seems to be a lot missing from this section, even though I brought the paperwork and gave it her on the desk, same as my tablets and medical history is my short condensed form, as the 80 pages of hospital and consultants and professors notes were handed in and signed almost a month before, and I asked on the day if she had received and read the on the day, which she didn't respond with a yes no answer, just went onto the next leading question, which tbh are only there to trip you up, seems I was too smart for her and she didn't like it either.
Arthritis of hip
this is also work in progress, as like I said and wasn't recorded again, seems she only writes what she wishes to portray, as clearly if I say I i'm on pain killers which masks a given amount of pain responses from the brain, to still say I feel no pain only shows ho she lacks the understand on the condition at all, or has the ability to write what a person says on the subject, which is the only reason i'm be transferred to the back specialists in the first place, to see why it's getting worse and the pain killers are no longer effective, so totally disagree with this part, again none factual in a report, if I was her boss, she would be moved to a cleaning job, as her level of understanding on anything on the medical side, is surly lacking in her replies....
Stress related illness
well this part really does imo put icing on the cake, with her lack of basic understanding on the working of side effect, condition overall and long term tablet use, spelling, grammar and missed out parts, and she is supposed to be the professional?
“Has not ha any”
had a childhood psychiatrist at school? No, I had a educational psychiatrist at school to help me with stress of day to day life, not exams, i've not taken a single exam at school in my life and just another inaccuracies to make me wonder about this person incompetence, you have a duty of care as a examining body to me sure your assessor are competent in the field they are doing the assessment in.
error on the one flight of stairs part, again, word for word it should be, not something made up to sound better or worse, I said and mentioned I have dog leg stairs, which is 6 steps, then a landing, which turns at an angle then another 6 steps, as my history was from the building trade, it's a common use of the correct term, something else she fails to record, and has no understanding on what is communicated and has little ability to write even a simple report, word for word without making errors and adding inaccuracies, but it gets worse,....
stopped working many years ago, er no, I said and I quote, I was forced to pack in work 20 years ago, and last worked in 1999, last job wasn't a plasterer either, so again she didn't listen.
The main reasons for leaving was family issues?
Lol, now come on, I couldn't make it up? But seems she can? I have no family issues, so where as this come from? From her head, as it's not from my mouth, that is for sure,...
I was Married on the 17th of September 1988, and split up and got devoiced on the 21st of February 1992, as I was having issues with my back, had no idea on what it was, made me poor to live with, then again I was a workaholic so that also didn't help, mood swings, lack of sleep and other issue.
But I still worked for 7 years afterwards, so where was my family issue? In her head, the Nurse, who has no idea on illness, can't even type what a person says, then makes things up afterwards to fit a given picture, you have made my day, this so on only 5 pages will be laughed out, hope you didn't mind me uploading it online, as it seems plenty of others are having a right laugh, at my stress maybe, but tbh I'm so great full for you providing me with such a star, makes the care against you so much easier, and yes once won I will be also going against you, and her, as both are plainly incompetent to a degree which is beyond reasonable doubt.
So another point to me
Page 5 item 6
Description of a typical day,
stairs, nope, it's 6 steps, as all stairs are 13 steps for a standard house, so mines a dog leg, so it's 6 landing then 6 again making 13, if your going to do a report, do it right or not at all.
I don't do all the cooking, only when i'm feeling ok.
Same as washing and dressing.
Never sat for an hour in 20 odd years.
Never stated I could walk into town, I said when I was fitter, many years ago now, I could walk into town, now i'd be lucky to walk to the car and drive to town most days.
Not sure on this part, as again her typing just doesn't make sense, so I'll copy paste then amend it to what Ithink she said, as tbh it's anyone guess what she types or who she got it from with some of her comments, so here we go
“He makes GP bla bla online,,,,, but has not been to the doctors in a long time”? Lol, a Doctor sees me most months about something, but the but that doesn't make sense is the part that I seem to now be female ?
“because they refused to give her some tablets that the hospital recommended” i'm a he not a she, but again her mind is playing tricks on her ability to listen and understand and write a report accurately.
What she means to type and what I said, as it's my history, then in the past, with a previous doctor at my local practice, I was prescribed tablets from after a MRI brain scan, my own doctor at the time refused to give me a repeat proscription, so I argued the point with the practice manager and changed doctors after he said, “she can't change a hospital tablet without consultation with you and was wrong to shout at you in the practice”, all noted in my notes at the practice.
Atm I can do anywhere from 8 to 12 steps without acute pain in my back and hips, so stop every time to rest and recover, doesn't matter if it's on the flat or uphill, steps or anywhere, have enough witnesses who will swear on any bible that I walk like John Wayne, swinging my hips out as I was, are bent in the back, round shoulders and stoop.
See my answers on my page notes sent in on the form sent to you, it says it varies for everything on day to day, so he posts . Recount or report on this contradicts her assessments and replies on my so called Descriptions written on the report.
Another point to me,...
Page 6 item 6 from over the page addendum,
quite a lot still missing from this as well, but as shown, my nerves make me talk a lot, and it takes me a long while to settle down with anyone new, but won't say any of this page is wrong, just some missing that's all, as I waffle on far too much....
Page 7 item 7
so as I can't stand or sit without using a chair to lean on, seems she can't see
Client was able to sit in a chair for 55 mins? So was the same person not observing me when I move, alter position and even say “these chairs are about as comfortable as those in reception”?
Seems again she has no understanding on what's wrong with a person, no matter how hard they tell them how long they have prepared for a given assessment, like no food since a given time the day before so they don't need the loo, no liquid from the same amount of time, extra tabled taken to slow me down, quieten me down, calm me down an dull not only my senses, but my ability to feel well really much at all, seems she doesn't record or recollect my glassed eyes, even though she mentioned it on the day?
I know when i'm feeling calm and drugged up, I get into this state often enough to jump through hoops we have to do in life now days to get anything, so I'm now fit for work, on someone looks alone, no matter how many points I can prove she's wrong on?
So reaching, even though mentioned on previous pages, and struggling there and then, she can't see it?
Makes me wonder what the training involves,
as from looks, doesn't seem she was,
from recording, well hopefully I've shown enough of her lack of skills in this department.
From listening, well same answer from above, as what she hears, doesn't get written down, that is for sure, and her lack of typing skills and note taken alone, means she'd never get a job in an office, but medical skills, well none what so ever, i'd hazard a guess that more cleaner at any hospital can see much clearer than she can, and her understanding on anything to do with medical, is sub standard to a point which for me makes her incompetent at worse, inadequate and substandard at best, making not only the test and her not fit for purpose, but the training provided and ability to monitor and maintain and follow guidelines to a given standard, well below par.
So to sum in up in a brief statement now i've seen the full report,
after such insightful comments like,
looks well, coped well, did not require prompting, Behaved normally.... etc etc etc
most pages after 7 are copy paste of previous answers which have just be put in as to fill in a given part, no matter if there relevant or even true, so 28 pages of utter junk, if she is an approved disability Analyst then god help the nursing homes she goes into, and can fully understanding why the system as a whole is not fit for purpose any longer, see you at Tribunal, where medical evidence is read, guidelines are followed and assessors don't make half of it up, and write errors elsewhere to a standard which make me wonder if English has even been past any school level, let alone anywhere else, as not being able to write what a person says in a report accurately makes me wonder at her so called medical skills are altogether.
meaning all previous assessments where null and void, so she is better than all the previous one, all 5, she must be such a help around the office and a credit to the NHS, who i'd say will be so sad to see her leave and do this as a job, i'd hazard a guess there were a whip round to see the back of her.
20 years of professors, senior consultants, consultants, and doctors have been over turned on a Nurses opinion from eye sight alone,
one who can't read, as too many errors in the report to say otherwise.
can't write, as the report speaks for itself, and farcical attention to details, mostly and sadly in my case wrong and inaccurate.
Then you wonder why 82% get over turned at Tribunal.
This is now being copied online to various web sites, to my local MP who I had a meeting with on the 18th of May 2019 and sent to the head of the DWP, for no other reasons to show others, how poor the system is, how it is abused and no longer fit for purpose, yes I keep saying this, as had it mentioned now by too many others, to think other wise.