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Social prescribing

Social prescribing is a means for GPs and other health care professionals to refer patients via a link worker to non-clinical services in the local community.

Social prescribing link workers help people to understand the underlying issues affecting their health and wellbeing and work with them to co-produce a personalised care and support plan. This paper details the development of social prescribing policies in England and provides an overview of schemes in the devolved nations.