Attending a PIP consultation published by Atos Healthcare is a 10-minute video that depicts the face-to-face medical assessment that most people who claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will have to attend before the DWP decides their claim.
The medical will be conducted by a health care professional (HCP) employed by one of the two DWP contractors, Atos Healthcare and Capita. The HCP will usually be a doctor, nurse, physio or occupational therapist.
While the video is mainly a public relations exercise, and casts the assessment in the best possible light, it is nevertheless useful for PIP claimants to know what they should be entitled to expect.
Here is a map showing how the UK is divided up between Atos Healthcare and Capita.