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Campaign success! painkillers & benefit guidance

We have successfully worked to change DWP guidance on PIP assessment to ensure that claimants taking fewer or ‘lesser’ painkillers are not judged to be in less pain – our campaign worked with GPs and disability groups, and researched appellants in detail. Given we know how addictive and potentially dangerous opioid painkillers can be, this is really good news.

You can read more here on the BBC website

Press enquiries to Karen Bowers karenb@bristollawcentre.org.uk