Social prescribing - A Ten Year Vision
GPs across London are recognising that clinical prescribing medication may not be the only way nor the most effective way to treat health conditions.
Social Prescribing is a holistic way of looking at health by recognising how a range of socio-economic factors can impact general wellbeing.
The London Assembly Health Committee releases its consultation response to the Mayor’s Social Prescribing Vision. The response sets out a ten-year vision for how to embed social prescribing across London.
The recommendations include:
- More should be done to help Londoners understand what social prescribing is and its benefits
- The Mayor’s vision must reach out to underrepresented groups and explain in detail how it will do so
- Consider social investors as a means of getting upfront investment for social prescribing
Our response to the Mayor's vision can be read below.