Social prescribing comes to you

Patients registered with practices who are members of the Jurassic Coast Primary Care Network (PCN) covering West Dorset, who have a non-clinical need, are benefitting from closer links with the Town Council and local voluntary organisations through Social Prescribing, another example of how local health services are here for you.

There is emerging evidence that social prescribing can lead to a range of positive health and wellbeing outcomes for people such as improved quality of life and emotional wellbeing. Schemes can involve a variety of activities which are non- clinical and are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations, or professional health and wellbeing coaches from your GP Practice. Examples include befriending, gardening, support with healthier eating, exercise, debt guidance and what’s important to you for your health and wellbeing. Social Prescribing has come to you now in West Dorset.

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Published: Aug 6, 2020

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