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Disabled activists have accused the doctors’ union of being “complicit” in deaths connected to the work capability assessment (WCA), after a report concluded that a Scottish woman probably killed herself as a result of being found “fit for work”. The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland this week published a report into the death of Ms […]

The government has defended a 10-year delay in setting up an inquiry into “premature and avoidable” deaths of people with learning difficulties. The confidential inquiry by the Norah Fry Research Centre, announced this week by the Department of Health (DH), will look at the causes of such deaths and what should be done to prevent […]

A new report by MPs that calls for a “fundamental redesign” of the much-criticised process used to determine eligibility for out-of-work disability benefits does not go far enough, say disabled campaigners. The Commons work and pensions select committee says that the flaws in the employment and support allowance (ESA) system are so deeply ingrained that […]

For the full stories, please click on the links: * The refusal of the Department for Work and Pensions to try to assess the impact on disabled people of all of its welfare reforms has been exposed as a sham after new research was announced by the equality watchdog. * The government’s highly-politicised programme to […]

The government’s highly-politicised programme to reassess every disabled person claiming old-style incapacity benefit (IB) has missed its deadline for completion, Disability News Service (DNS) can reveal. The coalition launched the reassessment programme early in 2011 and insisted that it would be completed within three years, by the end of March 2014. But many of the […]