BMA responds to proposed welfare reforms

by BMA media team

BMA media release

Location: UK
Published: Monday 29 April 2024
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Responding to Government plans to reform personal independence payments, Dr Andrew Molodynski, mental health lead at the British Medical Association, said:

“If the Government wants to see fewer people unable to work due to poor mental health, the answer is not to blame individuals and strip away the support they need. This approach is as cruel as it is ineffective. The Government would be better placed properly funding the critical health and social services that keep people healthy, and tackling the record levels of poverty this country is facing. ”


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