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Providing welfare advice in GP surgeries can benefit patients, says report

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3544 (Published 29 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3544
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Welfare advice provided within healthcare settings results in better health and wellbeing among patients and can reduce demand on the NHS, a new report concludes.1 It says that advice on social welfare can deliver a range of health related benefits such as lower anxiety, better general health, and more stable relationships and housing situations.

The report by the Low Commission, an independent body on …

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