Independent Assessment Services:Written question - 256358

(Motherwell and Wishaw)

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Asked on: 20 May 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
Independent Assessment Services
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to audits requiring amendments to be made to Independent Assessment Service health assessment reports, in what circumstances are such amendments not made by the health professional who conducted the assessment.
Answered by: Justin Tomlinson
Answered on: 23 May 2019

Data is not specifically collated on the number of reports that have been amended by the Health Professional that conducted the health assessment or those that had not.

Where Independent Assessment Service reports require amendment via audit then this activity, wherever possible, should be taken by the Health Professional who carried out the original assessment. Exceptions to this may be as a result of the Health Professional’s availability for example, annual leave which would cause an unnecessary delay to the assessment process.

Grouped Questions: 256359

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