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Personal Independence Payment (PIP): assessment thresholds and consultation

The Department for Work and Pensions

By Catherine Mills, vice-chair OCD-UK.

The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for welfare and pension policy, which is the biggest public service delivery department in the UK and serves over 20 million customers

In January 2012 the Department for Work and Pensions issued a consultation document which outlined in more detail, the assessment criteria for the new Personal Independence Payment which will replace Disability Living Allowance from 2013. The full document can be viewed at on the Department for Work and Pensions website here.

The following comments were fedback to the DWP by OCD-UK.

Article posted on: Wed, 02/05/2012 - 5:37pm

IAPT programme grabs other NHS mental health funding

Pulse is a news website that publishes stories on the NHS.

The headline-grabbing rollout of the Government's flagship Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) psychological therapies programme has not been funded by new money and comes at the expense of existing mental health initiatives, PULSE revealed this week.

Pulse is a news website that publishes stories on the NHS, primary care and the latest clinical developments.

Projected figures for mental health funding from 60 PCTs shows that GPs face a shrinking choice of services to which they can refer patients, with overall funding flat as the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) rollout continues.

Article posted on: Thu, 19/04/2012 - 2:25pm

Downing Street rules out significant changes to NHS reforms

Downing Street has ruled out "significant changes" to government NHS reforms following their rejection by Liberal Democrat members.

Delegates at the party's spring conference voted at the weekend not to support a "damaging and unjustified" shake-up of health services in England which includes axing primary care trusts (PCT) and strategic health authorities.

No 10 said it would not make large changes to the proposals, but added they could be amended by Parliament.

Article posted on: Tue, 15/03/2011 - 4:38am

Doctors seek no-confidence vote on health secretary Andrew Lansley

Doctors are considering passing a vote of no confidence in the health secretary, Andrew Lansley, amid mounting anger over his plans to radically restructure the NHS.

The British Medical Association (BMA) is preparing to debate a series of motions which are highly critical of Lansley and his policies at an emergency general meeting next week on the proposed shakeup.

Article posted on: Fri, 11/03/2011 - 2:38am


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