Dr Marie Polley, co-founder of the Social Prescribing Network and Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, was invited on Tuesday 8 January to the House of Commons to discuss and brief MPs on social prescribing.
Dr Marie Polley and her team from The Social Prescribing Network at the University of Westminster, together with, the College of Medicine have been collaborating with NHS England for the past three years to design a new referral route for the NHS, called Social Prescribing.
Social prescribing is a means of enabling GPs and other frontline healthcare professionals to refer patients to a link worker. This provides them with a face-to-face conversation to discuss their concerns and patients can learn about opportunities to improve their health and wellbeing through non-medical routes.
Original article on the University of Westminster Website
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