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Who are health care assessment providers? Are they quilfied doctor?

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This discussion was created from comments split from: PIP lost my paperwork.


  • roots45roots45 Member Posts: 6 Connected
    who are health care assessment providers . are they quilfied doctor.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,591 Disability Gamechanger
    No, but nor do they need to be.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there

    Hcp are in majority of cases paramedics,  physio,  ex nurses etc people from medical background 

    As above there is no requirement for them to be doctors as they are assessing your functionality not your condition 

  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,355 Disability Gamechanger
    @roots45, The health professionals are people who are qualified and registered to work in their chosen profession. There are a few doctors, paramedics, nurses,  Physiotherapists. All are registered to their professional bodies. They are trained on how to use the computer software for doing the PIP assessments. The HPs don’t have to have in-depth knowledge of our illnesses, disability or diagnosis. As I am sure after a few weeks or months of doing assessments they gain an insight to all the different circumstances that we as applicants submit in our application form that allows them to using the PIP assessment software  to make an award notification notice which is sent to the DWP where a decision maker reads all the evidence snd the HPs report and makes the appropriate award and award time length.
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