What is Social prescribing?

What is social prescribing?

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Ahead of the plenary debate on social prescribing scheduled for Tuesday 23 May 2017, this article briefly summarises what is meant by the term ‘social prescribing’, the existing evidence base for this approach, and how social prescribing is being taken forward in Wales.

Social prescribing is a way of linking patients in primary care with sources of support within the community. It provides GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals with a non-clinical referral option, and can operate alongside conventional treatments to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.

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