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Paula Peters (DPAC).<br />
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London, 04/03/2016. Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), Boycott Workfare, Mental Health Resistance Network, supported by other organizations and members of the public, held a demonstration outside the "City Road Medical Centre" to protest against the Government plan to embed job advisers with family doctors (GPs). This plan has been already implemented in Islington where long-term benefit claimants, especially people with mental health problems, work along with job coaches to return to work. After the rally, protesters marched peacefully towards Old Street round about where they blocked the traffic for about 30 min. From DPAC website: <<[…] The arrival of job coaches in Islington GP surgeries exposes the toxic reality of government plans to merge health and employment services. In a move that is both unethical and unsafe, health professionals are being tasked to deliver benefit cuts for the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP). This involves a raft of measures to support the imposition of 'work cures', including setting 'employment' as a clinical outcome and allowing employment coaches to directly update a patient's medical record.[…] NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) […] has accepted DWP funding to 'drive employment outcomes through strategic health commissioning', in a move intended to enforce the mantra that 'work is good for you', whether it is or not. 'Jobs on prescription' targets people with long term mental health conditions and is being piloted in seven Islington GP practices, as part of a £90K collaboration between the council, the Jobcentre, DWP, and Islington CCG. In other words, a partnership between healthcare and the government departments responsible for administering benefits, including the punitive and unaccountable sanctions regime – a system which is known to disproportionately affect people with mental health conditions, as well as disabled people […]>>.<br />
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Paula Peters (DPAC).

London, 04/03/2016. Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), Boycott Workfare, Mental Health Resistance Network, supported by other organizations and members of the public, held a demonstration outside the "City Road Medical Centre" to protest against the Government plan to embed job advisers with family doctors (GPs). This plan has been already implemented in Islington where long-term benefit claimants, especially people with mental health problems,...
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