Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations:Written question - 125263

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Asked by Drew Hendry
(Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
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Asked on: 29 January 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many reports were requested from GPs in connection with claims for personal independence payments in (a) 2017, (b) 2016 and (c) 2015.
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Answered by: Sarah Newton
Answered on: 01 February 2018

The specific information requested is not available as further medical evidence can be requested from a wide range of health professionals such as consultants, mental health nurses and not just GPs. The Department is able to provide information relating to the total number of recorded requests for further medical evidence by each assessment provider which will, but does not solely, include requests to GPs, this information is set out in the tables below.

Independent Assessment Service (Lots 1 and 3)

Year

Total Recorded Requests for further medical evidence

2017

98,084

2016

58,979

2015

51,166

Capita (Lot 2)

Year

Total Recorded Requests for further medical evidence

2017

20,902

2016

48,240

2015

94,349

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