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Pass the sick bag not the pop corn: US verdict on DWP’s privatised sick note service | David Hencke

Last week I revealed how Lord Freud, the welfare reform minister, had awarded a new contract to Health Management Ltd, subsidiary of US multinational company, Maximus, to take over from doctors to decide when you should return to work if you claim more than four weeks sick pay.

The programme is to be rolled out from November to next May aims to save up to £165 million a year by getting people back to work faster as part of Lord Freud’s welfare reforms. Effectively it will mean you will get a telephone consultation from a call centre and be emailed when you should return to work. If don’t co-operate you will lose your benefit.

via Pass the sick bag not the pop corn: US verdict on DWP’s privatised sick note service | David Hencke.