Wednesday anti-ATOS action: Protest the BMA meeting
24/06/2013 | Posted in: Protest
Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty urges people to support this action on Wednesday at the British Medical Association Doctors’ annual meeting, taking place at the Conference Centre in Edinburgh. (And we do too..)
from Black Triangle Campaign
URGENT callout : PROTEST THE BMA Annual Representative Meeting
This Wednesday 26th assemble at 3.45pm outside the Usher Hall, Lothian Road before proceeding to the venue.
Please can you urge as many people as possible to attend our demonstration to shame the BMA into taking concrete action to protect sick and/or disabled people from the catastrophic harm being done to them by the discriminatory and obscene operation of the fascist-style DWP-Atos Work Capability Assessment regime.
Doctors have been washing their hands by refusing to provide Further Medical Evidence (citing workload and fees/contractual issues as reasons) to patients appealing against erroneous decisions – 40% of which are overturned without representation and 72-80% with representation.
We have pioneered a solution which would work for the GPs and patients:
We would look to distribute a few hundred of these letters on A4 to all the delegates. We will also be presenting our campaign submission to the Scottish Parliament Health Committee to Dr Laurence Buckman the Chief Negotiator with the ConDems for GPs (BMA General Practice Committee) and outgoing Chairman of the BMA. We will also distribute it to all journalist, print, broadcast and online on the day.
Black Triangle Campaign
This is the letter we’re going to distribute:
The submission to the Scottish Parliament to be handed to Dr Buckman and BMA Scotland’s Dr McDevitt: