Welfare Advice and Health Partnerships in GP surgeries: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

You asked for the following information in relation to Welfare Advice and Health Partnerships:

  • How many GP surgeries are currently signed up to participate in the Scottish Government scheme to offer in-house welfare rights advice? Could you please provide a list of these participating surgeries?
  • How many welfare rights advice appointments that have taken place via GP surgeries since 1 September 2021?
  • Could you also please disclose all official feedback and correspondence about the scheme from a) users and b) GP surgeries, that has been received since 1 September 2021.


Attached is a copy of some of the information requested. 

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained in the Annex.

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FOI202100257125 - Annex
FOI202100257125 - Information released


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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