Social prescribing in very deprived areas

Cawston, Peter
May 2011
British Journal of General Practice;May2011, Vol. 61 Issue 586, p350
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study which examined the extent to which social prescribing forms part of the clinical work in the most deprived patient populations in Scotland. Two themes that emerged from the study are the awareness of general practitioners (GP) of the disabling impact of government policies, and their aspiration to emphasize the strengths of patients to tackle their own problems. GPs saw the value of social prescribing, the importance of community resources to supporting patients' health, and the role of advocacy in helping patients.


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