General practice uses volunteers to help patients beat loneliness
Julie Penfold Freelance writer
Well-being prescriptions are building healthy community spirit
Alvanley Family Practice in the Manchester suburb of Woodley works with a team of volunteers to provide a community-centred approach to patient care. Staff, including GPs and the practice nursing team, use ‘social prescribing’ as well as the usual FP10 prescription forms.
Primary Health Care. 28, 4,10-11. doi: 10.7748/phc.28.4.10.s8