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Social Prescribing

Social prescribing allows GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services in addition to appropriate medical care.

It aims to address people’s needs in a holistic way and also help support individuals to take greater control of their own health.

Social prescribing schemes can involve a variety of activities provided by voluntary and community sector organisations.


Examples include volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, cookery, healthy eating advice and a range of physical activities.

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