The DWP recently released the guidance that was produced for providers carrying out assessments for Personal Independence Payment (Atos and Capita).
We are aiming to read and analyse the content of this current version of the guidance within the next few weeks. An update will be posted as soon as this analysis is complete.
The guidance is intended to supplement the contract documents agreed with providers as part of the commercial process. It provides guidance for health professionals carrying out assessment activity and for those responsible for putting in place and delivering processes to ensure the quality of assessments.
The DWP have stated that this guidance will be refined in the run up to the implementation of Personal Independence Payment and that updated versions will eventually be released on the Personal Independence Payment Policy Page.