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Wednesday, 7 June, 2017 - 16:14

“Social prescribing” – a holistic approach to health, by Frances Hasler

Social prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral, is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.

 

Because our health is affected by our social circumstances, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.