Liverpool makes direct link between health and housing with GP referral scheme

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Health, Local Government

A scheme in which doctors ask for patients’ housing conditions to be investigated is being rolled out across Liverpool. Up to now the city's Healthy Homes team – set up to prevent ill health from poor housing conditions - has operated a limited GP referral system. Now, thanks to £75,000 funding provided by Scottish Power, and facilitated by the National Health Housing and Fuel Poverty Forum, the scheme can be extended to all 95 GP practices in the city, helping health professio...

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