COVID-19 Episode 11: Social Prescribing
Jun 24th, 2020 by primarycareknowledgeboost
At the moment with increased isolation, anxiety and loneliness, social prescribing has become more important than ever.
Sara and Lisa speak to GP Dr Jaweeda Idoo (clinical champion for personalised care in Greater Manchester) and Sophie Glinka (social prescribing lead for people and communities in Greater Manchester) about the role of social prescribing during COVID-19 and indeed in general.
They talk about some case studies where social prescribing has been invaluable to the care and support of patients, and showcase the importance of this facet of community care.
- The Health Foundation - What makes us healthy? An introduction to the social determinants of health (2018): https://www.health.org.uk/sites/default/files/What-makes-us-healthy-quick-guide.pdf
- International Journal of Epidemiology - Sick individuals and sick populations (2001): https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/30/3/427/736897
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America - Social isolation, loneliness, and all-cause mortality in older men and women (2013): https://www.pnas.org/content/110/15/5797.short
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