More Conditionality for the Sick…

It seems that the sick are to be subjected to more conditionality to receive sickness benefit.

The government plan to announce a new 25 million  trial scheme (could they not think of better things to spend that much on?), possibly targeting alcohol and drug addicts. The scheme will force those on sickness benefit to accept treatment or loose their benefit, in a similar way as Job Seekers Allowance conditionality does. It seems a reasonable idea on the surface, but if it gets rolled out country and condition wide where will it stop…

When do you draw the line between refusal of treatment and treatment choice? For example many thousands choose to treat their health with diet or homeopathic medicine, will that be acceptable?

What will happen if you disagree with the diagnosis? Will you have to endure treatment for an illness you dont believe you have in order to get you benefit?

The crux of the matter for me is the freedom to choose, as a person with Fibromyalgia and CFS, I am very anti the idea that my health is caused by my emotional state… (CBT) which by the way is wrathful at the moment… I am not an emotional wreck… in fact I’m pretty stable for a woman who’s partner has recently been diagnosed with cancer… but that’s another story…

I object to the notion that, this government thinks, medical choices for long term addiction and illness is all about the patients refusal of treatment. In thousands if not millions of cases the lack of treatment of a medical condition is about lack of resources, resources continually cut by the very same government. Compounded often by neglectful policy handed down by the government that leads to lack of treatment. For example Fibro is not to be treated by Physio because it cant cure it, no it cant but the physio or body work as its termed in the USA is very effective at limiting the effects of Fibro and making it less debilitating.

Addictions are as much about mental health as they are about the chemicals and damage to the system, so are they going to re fund a sector of our heath service, that they so recently stripped so effectively, Mental Health provision is on the verge of collapse, will they refund it so it can cope with an influx of clients seeking help to conform to their health benefit conditionality? I very much doubt it! They will hire a subsidiary of UNUM the USA’s second most disparaged heath care company or ATOS also equally disparaged, to asses people as well… job done…

Additionally as the NHS get overwhelmed with millions queuing up to full fill their conditionality, the government will have another example of why a privatised health service will be beneficial… not…

Personally I hope this comes back to bite them, I hope all the MS sufferers and Cancer sufferer’s that are being refused drugs because of cost, sue this government for not allowing them to meet their health benefit conditionality by refusing treatment based on COST…





10 Comments Add yours

  1. Joanna Terry says:

    I totally agree with you about treatment choice, CBT and Mindfulness are just bandwagons, they work for some but not all. My mental state has always been precarious, how would they unravel the years of damage as a child and adult with these techniques plus my body is not the same as your body. My fibro is a direct result of MRSA, how would they cure that, it is nonsense and yes another excuswe to fill the pockets of sham companies at the public expense. I was married to an alchoholic and I know that until they are ready for treatment all you do is encourage dishonesty, it won’t work. Well said.

    1. ravenswyrd1 says:

      Thanks Joanna it seems another gimmick from the government of gimmick policies to me a way to waist money and serve their agenda at the same time as persecuting the sick disabled and poor… thanks for you comments you obviously know what life at the hard end is like… hugs Dxxx

    1. ravenswyrd1 says:

      Thank you Jayne…Dxxx

  2. Jane says:

    I am absolutely disgusted by this. I am so appalled by the callousness and cruelty of this government!

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