£13m to treble number of employment advisers in surgeries

The number of employment advisers in GP surgeries is to be trebled thanks to a £13 million project, according to the Department for Work and Pensions.

Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson

Detailed proposals are being developed, with the advisers starting work in the second half of 2008.

The £13 million is for the period 2008-2011. It includes £8 million to support the employer advisory service and £5 million for Jobcentre Plus advisers in GP surgeries.

No details of locations were given.

Health secretary Alan Johnson said: ‘This package is designed to help people keep well and in work.’

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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