Independent report

Work Capability Assessment independent review – year 2

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

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Independent review of the Work Capability Assessment – year 2

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Adolygiad Annibynnol o’r Asesiad Gallu i Weithio – yr ail flwyddyn (Welsh summary)

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Professor Harrington was reappointed to lead the second independent review of the Work Capability Assessment in 2011. His second review sets out a series of recommendations to the government based on the evidence he collected as part of the review and which build on and complement the recommendations from his first review. The main recommendations focus on:

  • introducing checks on benefit decisions to ensure fairness and consistency
  • working with disability groups to help develop guidance for Atos healthcare professionals and Jobcentre Plus Decision Makers
  • improved support and communications for people who move onto Jobseeker’s Allowance to make sure they get the help they need
  • regularly publishing data on performance and quality to improve the transparency of the face-to face assessment

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

Other reviews

Fourth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment

Third independent review of the Work Capability Assessment

First independent review of the Work Capability Assessment