The Pathways Advisory Service: Placing employment advisers in GP surgeries

R Sainsbury, K Nice, C Nevill, M Wood, J Dixon, M Mitchell

Research output: Other contribution


Apart from the innovative measure of physically locating advisers in surgeries, a distinctive feature of the pilot has been the adoption of a 'gateway' model of delivery, where advisers act as a link, or 'gateway', between patients at a surgery and the range of services and support available through Jobcentre Plus and other organisations.
The research project combined quantitative and qualitative research techniques. A survey of 212 people who had used the pilot service was conducted and in-depth qualitative follow up interviews were carried out with a sub-sample of the survey sample. In addition, qualitative interviews were held with the key people involved in the pilot (including advisers, GPs and other surgery staff).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCorporate Document Services
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationLeeds
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameDepartment for Work and Pensions Research Summary


  • ill/disabled children
  • employment/benefits
  • health services issues

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