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77 First-Year Evaluation of a Welfare Benefit Partnership
  1. Mary Holland and
  2. Jeremy Such
  1. Cumbria PCT, Westmorland General Hospital, Kendal, Cumbria

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Background

Two recent reports have highlighted the need for the provision of accurate information, advice and support for patients facing a serious illness. A National Audit Office (2005) report found that 77% of cancer patients were not given information relating to obtaining benefits, and that a major barrier to obtaining benefits was a poor understanding of the benefit system among patients and …

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