On a daily basis we get large number of requests for notes/letters for PIP applications and appeals. This creates a large volume of work which increases the workload of our administration staff and takes our doctors away from seeing patients. Our experience is that the medical notes are unlikely to help with your application as points are awarded on how your medical conditions affect your ability to do activities of daily living(washing, dressing, walking etc) and not on the medical conditions themselves. Your medical records are unlikely to hold this key information which will help with your application. However, a PIP tool has been developed which should help with your initial application or with an appeal. It takes you through the questions that you will be asked in a simple tick box format and will then allow you to print a copy to send away.