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Social prescribing in the news

External news items of potential interest:

Dan Corry: Charities must adjust to the new narrative - what do we want to 'get done'?
Civil Society Media-12 Mar 2020
The government is looking at social prescribing, the future of social care and the replacement for the shared prosperity fund. The detail is still to ...

How social prescribing is helping patients in our practices
GP online 2 Mar 2020
A social navigator service in south Cambridgeshire helped to deliver a 20% decrease in GP attendance by patients using the scheme, explains ...

Collective kindness: taking care of our communities
Positive.News-26 Feb 2020
“Many of our volunteers are referred by the GP through social prescribing and often join us at low points, or they are just feeling lost or in need ...

Social prescribing: choosing people over pills
ITV News-24 Feb 2020
A pioneering new way of tackling health problems in Northamptonshire is being rolled out - where social activities are prescribed instead of ...

Innovative health and wellbeing approach focus of new short courses at Wrexham Glyndwr University
Wrexham.com-14 Feb 2020
“As a method of helping boost wellbeing, social prescribing is being used increasingly across North Wales – and it's also something which ...

Adding years to life and life to years: our plan to increase healthy longevity
GOV.UK-12 Feb 2020
Or take the social prescribing revolution. A growing body of evidence suggests that activities like joining a book group or singing in a choir or ...

From 3D printing drugs to social prescribing – Medicine made you (part 3)
The Conversation UK-3 Mar 2020
From 3D printing drugs to social prescribing – Medicine made for you part 3. March 3, 2020 7.33am EST. Annabel Bligh, Gemma Ware, Holly Squire, The ...

Cultural environments can improve health and wellbeing ...
Museums + Heritage Advisor-16 Mar 2020
People's health and wellbeing can benefit from the social prescribing of visits to gardens, libraries and museums, according to a new report ...

Social prescribing: Are nurses the missing link?
Nursing in Practice-3 Dec 2019
Social prescribing enables all primary care staff and local agencies to refer patients to a link worker and supports self-referral. Working under ...

What role can pharmacy play in the social prescribing ...
The Pharmaceutical Journal-24 Feb 2020
The NHS says social prescribing works for people who: have one or more long-term condition/s; need support with their mental health; are lonely ...

How we used social prescribing successfully
Pulse (blog)-1 Aug 2019
While helping free up appointments in primary care, social prescribing can also increase the impact on the voluntary sector. It is important to ...

Why social prescribers have huge potential in general practice
GP online-23 Jul 2019
Social prescribing has the opportunity to create a shift in healthcare to ... social prescriber this year and additional social prescribers in future ...

Build social prescribing into the architecture of the health system
Health Service Journal-16 Jul 2019
Naomi Phillips on how social prescribing can reap benefits in the field of personalised care. social care. What matters to you? What would you ...

New social prescribing framework for physiotherapy staff is ...
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy-12 Jul 2019
The CSP has welcomed the publication today of a social prescribing framework for allied health professionals (AHPs).

Social prescribing
The BMJ-28 Mar 2019
A “social prescription” is a referral to one or more of these activities, which are typically provided by the local voluntary and community sectors.


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