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Letters Atos and changes to disabled people’s benefits

In defence of Atos

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 21 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2148
  1. Michael J O’Donnell, occupational physician, chief medical officer
  1. 1Atos Healthcare, London NW1 3HG, UK
  1. michael.o’donnell{at}

In response to your two articles,1 2 Professor Harrington has examined the work capability assessment in two extensive reviews. All recommendations made to Atos Healthcare in the first review have been implemented. We are now working with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to implement those made in the second review.

In his second review, Harrington examined LiMA, …

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