Creative Health report supports proposals for social prescribing
Compelling evidence supports proposals for social prescribing made in a speech today by Matt Hancock.
At the second national annual conference on social prescription – ‘Social prescribing: coming of age’ – at the King’s Fund, was on Tuesday 6 November 2018 and the Health Secretary outlined the ways person-centred social prescribing can tackle ageing, loneliness, mental health, and other long-term conditions.
Creative Health is the report of an Inquiry into arts, health and wellbeing, led by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW). It contains the evidence for the power of the arts to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing.
The Health Secretary outlined the three key ways social prescribing can be a tool for doctors to help them and to help patients – using music to help people with dementia, through libraries, and a new National Academy for Social Prescribing to ensure that GPs in all parts of the country refer patients for arts and cultural activities which can keep them active and tackle loneliness.