Social prescriptions prove successful - The Evesham Observer

Social prescriptions prove successful

Evesham Editorial 12th Apr, 2019   0

A ‘SOCIAL prescribing’ pilot launched in March 2018 in Worcestershire is proving a success by offering a different route to good health rather relying on pills and potions.

Since launching, the scheme has received more than a thousand referrals and resulted in reduced reliance on medical services and high levels of customer satisfaction.

It enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer patients to a social prescriber to link them with local non-medical services to improve their health and wellbeing.

It operates by GP practices choosing to work with local voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver the service and employ a social prescriber on their behal




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