Social Prescribing Tackling Loneliness and Isolation

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

Innovative trials and a high-level discussion forum have put social referrals high on the primary care agenda.

Associate Professor Mark Morgan, Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care, said the roundtable will give social prescribing a boost.
 
‘We will be developing recommendations that we will put to Government and stakeholders to give social prescribing a real kick-start in Australia,’ he said.

In recent months, the RACGP has been exploring social prescribing possibilities with social running organisation parkrun, coming after the RCGP in the UK signed a formal partnership with parkrun to allow GPs to ‘prescribe’ the group.

Subject

Social Prescribing

Period29 Nov 2019

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleSocial prescribing tackling loneliness and isolation
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletNews GP
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date29/11/19
    DescriptionInnovative trials and a high-level discussion forum have put social referrals high on the primary care agenda
    Producer/AuthorDoug Hendrie, RACGP
    PersonsMark Morgan