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Work Capability Assessment: Parkinson's Disease

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance her Department has issued to GPs on Parkinson’s disease and medical assessments of individuals’ fitness for work. (319452)

The Department for Work and Pensions does not issue guidance to GPs on Parkinson’s disease. However, all healthcare professionals working for Atos Healthcare, who undertake work capability and personal capability assessments on behalf of the Department, are issued with an evidence based protocol on Parkinson’s disease.