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Social Prescribing a model of partnership working between primary care and the voluntary sector

Social Prescribing a model of partnership working between primary care and the voluntary sector

Uploaded by Former Member, 21/04/12 16:46
Age Concern Support Services pilloted a project which encouraged GPs to use social prescribing. The aim of the pilot was to assess the effectiveness of social prescribing for older people with mild to moderate depression or who were lonely and socially isolated.The project worked with 12 GP Practices and 6 local Age UKs across Yorkshire and Humber. Social and other non-medical issues can have an effect on an older person’s health outcome. However, it is generally not possible to address these issues in a busy GP Practice. General Practitioners referred 55 older people with mild to moderate depression or who were lonely and socially isolated to the Social Prescribing Service at their local Age UK. The report details the project and its results.
Tags: loneliness social isolation age uk gps yorkshire depression general practicitioners primary care social prescribing
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