Social prescribing tackling loneliness and isolation
From the RACGP
Innovative trials and a high-level discussion forum have put social referrals high on the primary care agenda.
When Tom* went to his GP in Melbourne’s west earlier this year, his doctor asked him about his ongoing health issues. But although Tom had suffered an acquired brain injury as a child, leaving him with an intellectual disability, this time there was another reason he had sought help. It was his long-term social isolation.