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 How the Atos Healthcare health care professional assesses capability

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PostSubject: How the Atos Healthcare health care professional assesses capability   Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:29 am

How the Atos Healthcare health care professional assesses capability

The aim of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is to assess the effects of an individual’s health condition or disability on their ability to carry out a range of everyday activities. This includes areas of functional capacity such as mobilising, standing and sitting, learning tasks and awareness of hazards which are relevant to work. Illnesses and disabilities affect people in different ways, and to different degrees, which is why the focus of the assessment is on capability, rather than diagnosis. Our health care professionals do not diagnose conditions or offer advice on their treatment, but review the information available about what each person is able to do. This information may come from the claimant, as part of the questionnaire that is completed, or through discussion at a face to face assessment. It may also come from the claimant’s treating health care professional.

Atos-Healthcare-Review-informationAll of the people we employ to carry out WCA assessments are trained, fully registered doctors, nurses or physiotherapists. In addition to their existing clinical expertise, they have all received specific training to become disability analysts, to provide WCAs in accordance with Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) legislation. Following training, each healthcare professional must demonstrate their competency to the Department for Work and Pensions before gaining their approval to produce WCA reports.

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