Title Social prescribing should be a part of standard care: RACGP Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet News GP Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 8/09/20 Description The college and other medical organisations have urged the Government to include social prescribing in its 10-Year Primary Health Care Plan...
Social prescribing offers a system of support and guidance for people struggling with chronic conditions to connect with their community, counter loneliness, depression and anxiety and improve their overall health outcomes, which RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care (REC–QC) Chair Professor Mark Morgan says is more important than ever.
‘The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting many challenges for primary care, particularly for patients with chronic illness and mental health issues,’ he said.
‘In the months and years ahead when the full impact of this pandemic becomes clear, including the restrictions placed on social interaction and activities, we must consider all options on how to improve health outcomes.
‘Social prescribing offers an innovative solution for patients [who have] a variety of health concerns.’
Producer/Author Matt Woodley Persons Mark Morgan