Sunday, 28 July 2013

Imagine working at a Place where you're told "Throw your morals in the bin"

The title of this blog is a real (stated on radio, by ex Atos nurse) situation .

Not knowing if genuine/ fake... you make your own mind up .

Listen to the call into LBC this ex nurse for ATOS made.

And After you hear all that, tell me then that the warnings, complaints and campaigning many people have done is not FOR A REASON .

Then, You can click the WOW button bottom right of here, and sign WOW Petition


This is the transcript of the above link, in case you dont want to click and listen..

Transcript of Audio by Carole Ford 
 Account of Atos/DWP phone call to LBC 21/7/13 to Petrie Hosken

Nurse : Worst position I ever worked in - more like factory work. Had daily quotas
of 26 bundles of files - 18 files of clients to a bundle. I worked on my own on the computer. Results were quantified before started - results were what they predicted.
Nurse: Questioned why can't DWP employ its own nurses & doctors?
Doctors employed by Atos are 95% foreign doctors, who cannot get work in NHS. Others are retired/ semi retired GPs . All doctors are very well paid. Doctors are not allowed to examine patients .Shambolic.
Petrie: Are you surprised by number of Appeals?
Nurse : Not surprised. The result is told to you before you look at the files. Everything is predetermined
Petrie: Are you encouraged to turn clients away from the benefits system?
Nurse: Nurses did the file work - did not meet the patients. Told how many had to be turned down.
If not you had a kind of disciplinary. The doctors did not examine the patients. Nurses & doctors are workers with no regard to their clinical skills. You belong to Atos, who treat their staff horrendously.
Petrie: This is appalling. You have to have Targets?
Nurse: Absolutely
Petrie: You turn people away despite their health conditions?
Nurse : uh huh
Petrie How does it make you feel?
Nurse: Awful ( She left after 9 months working for Atos, having been a nurse for 30 years)
It is the most unsatisfying job. Joined to make a difference.
Petrie: So decent people leave - replaced by others who need a job & don't have your moral compass?
Nurse : I was told by Deputy Director at the Atos centre, who is a doctor " Sally if you want to work here you have to throw away your principles"
Nurse said she left Atos after 9 months, having been a nurse for 30 years

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