War Pensioners , prepare to be f@cked

Discussion in 'Old & Bold' started by jim24, Nov 24, 2011.

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  1. jim24

    jim24 Book Reviewer

  2. jim24

    jim24 Book Reviewer

    "This sound like little more than a licence to print money for Athos, It's not as if veterans are going to grow new Limbs or Miraculously recover from devastating brain injuries . Frankly, some of the government's proposals are downright insulting to disabled people" Ms Charley Downey , Forgotten Heroes, quoted in this weeks Private Eye.
  3. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    I find ATOS of interest. I am currently dealing with them in relation to a review of my war pension. They sent me a letter saying Dr blahblah will be calling to see you on this date. I phoned them up to ask for the Dr's GMC number they said they couldn't give it out. Fail! I told them unless they did then the Dr wouldn't be coming through my front door. So they gave me the number. I went to the GMC register and found the following:

    A. Dr blahblah qualified in Romania
    B. Dr Blahblah isnt on the GP Register, so therefore isn't a GP
    C. Dr blahblah isnt on the specialist register so therefore isnt a fully qualified doctor. Given their date of registration in the UK this Doctor has had a maximum of 5 years UK medicne experience and as such will be unlikely to have exceeded the grade of SHO (senior house officer) in hospital medicine. I would consider any doctor working in any field of hospital medicine that has not reached the level of qualification to be on the specialist register to be a trainee.

    Both Atos and the SVPA recieved a phone call from me saying, bugger off and send someone who's qualified. This did not go down well! Tough shit says I.
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  4. jim24

    jim24 Book Reviewer

    All I can see coming out of this is a massive increase in tribunals, I have already had this happen to me and they shit themselves when they realized I was going to push it all the way , but to force people who have lost limbs to be reassessed every year is f@cking lunacy IMHO
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  5. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Same thing happened when they flogged the housing stock to MHS. I know the carillion chief there and warned at the time it was an FM license to print! Good drills keeping the doctor away, make them ******* lose money then no one will take the contract! Also check the terms of your original pension carefully, as for dogface, go back to the VFW and they will let you suck at their tit, something we dont have!
  6. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Whats worrying is when they get to a helpless case like my mate 94 who already on 100% disability has recently had a stroke. I will watch his back!
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  7. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Well when you are unlucky enough to have lost limbs on ops or suffered debilitating injuries or illness from service that stop you working then you will know where to go. Those of us here have to rely on charities to fight our case to get free hearing aids for all the NIHL from service life and not just 2 years swanning around some huge base.
    There are far more skivers in the system put there by the last govt to keep the jobless figures down. They dont even have to sign on poor things!
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  8. You are the Romanian Dr blahblah and I claim my £5.00.
  9. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    ****! thats inflation for you in my day it was 50pfg.
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  10. Porridge_gun

    Porridge_gun LE Good Egg (charities)

    I love giving it to outfits like this up thier hoop, right up my alley
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  11. It's the company who are assessing people on incapacity benefits. It seems the plan is chuck people off and see if they appeal.
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  12. Must be worth making this a sticky on the relevant board, just so we can warn potential candidates to have the necessary response to hand?

    (I can't believe I'm taking part in a witch-burning thread started by Tropper................)
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  13. Do you have ANYTHING useful to add? If not feel free to keep quiet.
  14. Beacuse all the in-house doctors are busy?