DSA Doctor's EvidenceWatch this thread
I feel close to tears because I had to pay £20 for this evidence and there's about three words on it after I went to the trouble of providing my history (and I did make it brief so as not to waste their time - no longer than an A4 page with clearly handwritten bullet points). I felt bad enough asking for evidence in the first place, especially as the GP said it wasn't really their job to provide evidence as it's not included in the fee they're paid by the NHS. I know they obviously want to stop people giving them unnecessary paperwork but as far as I'm concerned my GP is the only person able to provide evidence re. my medical conditions as I'm not under any specialists and I obviously don't have private health insurance or the money to go to a private consultant - there's a reason I'm asking for extra help.
I'm not sure this will be enough evidence, which is why I'm posting this here. For those of you with experience will this be considered enough evidence to get a support assessment do you think? It also misses out my migraine diagnosis and that effects my life a lot (and is probably 90% of the reason for my anxiety and agoraphobia).
I just feel like SFE ask us for this information but then our GPs don't understand why we need it. I'm really trying to get back to education after waiting for 7 years since my illnesses first forced me to leave university and this is the kind of thing that has prevented me from making it before. When you're already ill and everything is an effort it doesn't help when you're made to feel like a pain for asking for a paragraph of medical evidence. I'm already nervous enough about making it but I felt really reassured by the talk I had with my uni's disability officer - if I don't feel like I'm going to get the help because of this evidence issue I just feel like it's going to set me back again.