A report from the Royal College of GP’s has said that for Social Prescribing to work, different sectors of the health and social care community must work together.

Social Prescribing covers a variety of schemes where people are supported in activities such as volunteering, arts, gardening and sports, using these to enhance health and wellbeing, rather than traditional medical interventions. They can be used to benefit people with a variety of social, emotional and practical needs, and voluntary and community sector organisations are positioning themselves as the providers of these initiatives.

To read more, see the article in PSE – and see the Royal College of GP’s letter here.


For more information about the Social Prescribing Network, and how it works, see the University of Westminster’s pages.