Morning, Two documentaries were aired last night. I've only watched the first and will comment later when I've typed up some notes. Channel 4 Dispatches: 30 July 2012: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/4od BBC Panorama: 30 July 2012: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01lldrc/Panorama_Disabled_or_Faking_It/ If either or both become available on utube then perhaps someone could post the links in order that those living outside the UK might view? To my knowledge neither programme mentions ME specifically, but in respect of the first, they have an undercover doctor being trained on how to make assessments by Atos. Made me think that if all that was revealed represented the true nature of these assessments then I must have been damned lucky to get through. The Appeal Tribunal in my experience differs from the 'tick-list' approach of the assessment operated by Atos, because it considers the claimant as a person, and looks at how disability affects that person in real-life, and whether realistically that person is able to work and to what extent. Anyway, have a look. See what you think. Quotes and comments to follow... EDIT: One of the undercover stories in Panorama follows a patient with Fibromyalgia through her assessment.