20% of patients may refuse consent to disclosure of information for Benefits Agency

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7077.376 (Published 01 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:376
  1. Simon J Ellis, Consultant neurologista
  1. a Department of Neurology, Royal Infirmary, Stoke on Trent ST4 7LN

    Editor–Like many practitioners, I am increasingly being asked for medical reports relating to various benefits. These reports are requested by patients themselves, the Citizens Advice Bureaux, or the Benefits Agency. They attract no fee despite the considerable amount of both medical and secretarial time they …

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