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GPs asked to refer patients to food banks


"Would you not want to know if a patient was malnourished and their health" ---- Whilst this may sound harsh, having issues with finance and not being able to afford food is not a medical problem. That is to say, what can we, as medical professional do about this? This is a social issue and people in this position would be better off speaking to their MP. This isn't something I can fix with a prescription and I have no special skills to make an assessment about someone's social situation.

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22 Dec 2013

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