More than 1,600 complaints have been made against nurses carrying out fit-for-work assessments in the last five years.

A freedom of information request to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) by disability rights campaigner John Pring revealed around 7% of an estimated 4,800 complaints a year received by the NMC over the last five years have been linked to nurses working for a benefits assessment contractor.

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