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Social Prescribing

The term 'social prescribing' refers to an arrangement where health professionals, link up patients to activities and support in the community that may benefit them – a non-medical prescription - that can operate alongside existing treatments to improve health and well being.

It can be particularly effective in helping individuals to manage long-term conditions, mental health problems and social isolation.

Activities that make up a social prescribing service are extremely varied and can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular community, demographic or patient group. For example, they can include support groups, exercise classes, advice services, cookery and outdoor activities.



 
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