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GPs struggle to cope with 21% rise in requests to verify work capability since January


Anonymous 8:31- the provision of this report is a statute requirement under terms of service and a fee cannot be charged- there are about a dozen such " have to do as many as asked without charge to the individual " reports ,( fitness for jury service military pension, severe mental impairment for council tax,) but they are all factored on an "agreement as to time taken block payment". The readjustment for the extra work/time is supposed to come from the independent pay review body at the end of the year. The Governement has never felt there was a compulsion to follow the DDRB recomendation and usually does not. The difficulty facing General practice is the available time to do all the required work, we appreciate HMG does not value our worth.

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17 Jul 2013

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