NEW DOCTOR IS VERY NICE AND KNOWS ALL THE THINGS. He is also very popular with the people in the village though so couldn’t guarantee I’d always get an appt with him but that he made sure my notes on the system were up to date and that if I needed a new sick note another doctor would be able to provide one. But he gave me a sick note for THREE MONTHS, because he KNOWS that ATOS* aren’t doing any more Work Capability Assesments (WCA)* and the new company doesn’t take over until April.
Also he is a little bit good looking, he is probably in his 40s but looks like he’s maybe 28.
10/10 new doctor.
*ATOS are the company that do the WCA on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). WCAs are the appointment/test you go to to be assessed for your capability to work when you want to claim out of work sickness benefits called Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) The government seems incapable of organising things like this in-house and outsources the contract to companies who make promises that they can’t keep. The whole system is a wreck, I’ve been waiting 15 months for my WCA. It’s supposed to happen after 13 weeks.