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Just what the doctor ordered: social prescribing - a guide for local authorities

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

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Local Government Association

Publication year:

2016

Social prescribing, sometimes called community referrals, is a way of enabling primary care services to refer patients with social, emotional or practical needs to a range of local community services and activities to improve their health and wellbeing. This publication highlights the role of local authorities in facilitating social prescribing and provides nine short case studies to show how councils are working across England. (Edited publisher abstract)


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