Parliamentary Question | discussions with Atos about a person’s capacity to work | 21 May 2012

May 22, 2012


Kerry McCarthy, Labour MP for Bristol East, tabled a question to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions asking what recent discussions his Department has had with Atos about the effect of myalgic encephalomyelitis on a person's capacity to work.

In a written answer supplied on 21 May 2012, Employment Minister Chris Grayling replied:

The most recent interaction between the Department and Atos Healthcare regarding CFS/ME was in March 2012. The Department provided comments to Atos on a distance learning module (learning set) on fatigue that has been developed as part of the Atos Continuing Medical Education Programme for health care professionals for 2011-12.

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