Social prescribing should be a part of standard care: RACGP

Press/Media: Expert Comment

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 lonelinessdepression 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.’ 

 

Subject

Social Prescribing

General Practice

Period8 Sep 2020

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleSocial prescribing should be a part of standard care: RACGP
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletNews GP
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date8/09/20
    DescriptionThe 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/AuthorMatt Woodley
    PersonsMark Morgan