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GPs 'could spot patients at risk of benefit dependency'

GPs could spot patients who might go on incapacity benefit for mental health issues three years before they stop working, research has suggested.

A study, led by a team at Glasgow University, showed the frequency of GP visits by patients rose significantly prior to the benefit claim being made.

They believe the data could help target patients before they become dependent on benefits and keep them in work. More …