DLA, PIP, and, once again, the purging of the Chronically Sick and Disabled…

Yep, once again – because this is a problem that isn’t going to go away and will only get worse while this government remains in power.

Disagreeable Weasel has an excellent post about the PIP Draft Assessment Criteria document here. This is my response (also posted there, in a shorter form, in the comments, though as I write it’s still awaiting moderation).

And if anyone is wondering why I’ve been so quite on the subject, it’s simply because I have had my own problems lately – in spades!

The reason the PIP consultation doc is so, well, let’s be honest, shite, is that it’s based on ESA, and we all know how successful that’s been.

ESA is Continue reading

How much is your life worth to your GP?

That’s not a rhetorical question, because your life, and health, will soon have a cash value to your GP – and it does not favour your long-term survival if your are chronically sick.

It appears that our GPs. already well paid (average GP pay £105,300, according to the Guardian), are to be paid bonuses to keep patients out of hospital.

The Nuffield Trust says of the idea that patients may perceive this as money that should be Continue reading

Chronically sick? This government wants you dead!

Not only does this government want to reduce the chronically sick and disabled to penury, they now appear to want us dead, too, based on this, from Pulse magazine:-

GPs told, cut unplanned admissions by a fifth

GPs are to be told they must reduce unscheduled hospital admissions by a fifth by the end of 2013 as one of a series of brutal Government targets to keep hundreds of thousands of patients out of hospital each year.

Ministers have Continue reading