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Social prescribing is… taking pressure off the NHS

Date of Event:    February 9, 2023

It is estimated that almost a fifth of GP appointment time is spent on non-medical problems – including loneliness, isolation, relationship issues, or stress related to money or housing. Social prescribing gives doctors, organisations, and other professionals a way to help people, and address their problems more effectively.  

Evidence shows that social prescribing can take pressure off the NHS by reducing the need for GP appointments and for medical prescriptions.

“Having social prescribing in the practice has really helped improve the health and the benefits for patients.” – Dr. Mohan Sekeram, Partner GP