Independent report

Work Capability Assessment independent review – year 1

Professor Harrington's first independent review of the Work Capability Assessment

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Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment – year 1

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Adolygiad annibynnol o’r Asesiad Gallu i Weithio (Welsh summary)

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Detail

On 29 June 2010 the Secretary of State appointed Professor Malcolm Harrington to undertake the first independent review of the Work Capability Assessment

We published Professor Harrington’s first independent review on 23 November 2010.

Professor Harrington reviewed the fairness and effectiveness of the Work Capability Assessment. He set out a substantial series of recommendations based on the evidence he collected as part of the review. The main recommendations focus on:

  • empowering and investing in Jobcentre Plus Decision Makers
  • Jobcentre Plus taking control of the process and supporting individuals through it
  • Atos employing “champions” at each Medical Examination Centre establishing a programme of work for the second review

Government response to the first independent review of the Work Capability Assessment

Professor Harrington’s interim report on his recommendations

Evaluation report of the pilot to record face-to-face Work Capability Assessments

Other reviews

Fourth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment

Third independent review of the Work Capability Assessment

Second independent review of the Work Capability Assessment

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