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Making Every Adult Matter Coalition. (2020) Social prescribing and multiple disadvantage. London: Making Every Adult Matter. Policy into practice series.

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Social prescribing is ‘a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services’1 to achieve better outcomes for their physical and mental health and general wellbeing. In its simplest form, social prescribing is a way of getting people in touch with non-medical community support that can help improve physical and mental health, reducing pressure on health systems. The concept takes a view that health and wellbeing support goes beyond the traditional doctor/patient relationship and recognises that a person’s health is determined, and can be supported, by wider aspects of individuals’ lives and their communities.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Open Access, Report
Drug Type
Alcohol, All substances
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Alternative medical treatment, Psychosocial treatment method
August 2020
Identification #
Policy into practice series
6 p.
Making Every Adult Matter
Corporate Creators
Making Every Adult Matter Coalition
Place of Publication
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