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Prescription for loneliness: five minutes with . . . Helen Stokes-Lampard

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 17 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m613
  1. Joanne Silberner
  1. The BMJ

The former RCGP chair and founding chair of the new National Academy for Social Prescribing explains how she hopes the academy can make a positive difference to how GPs practice

“Five years from now, every physician in the NHS will know what social prescribing is and truly understand it—and have an easy route to help their patients connect with opportunities in their communities, such as volunteering, arts activities, advice charities, time in the natural environment, sports, and other pursuits. The public will likewise understand what social prescribing is, and everyone will know someone …

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