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CRD's work on social prescribing in the news

Posted on 9 April 2015

CRD’s work on an NIHR-funded project has been highlighted by a recent article in The Guardian.

CRD’s work on an NIHR-funded project has been highlighted by a recent article in The Guardian. The article describes how GPs are ‘prescribing’ local community activities to combat isolation and loneliness.

The article highlights our evidence briefing to inform the local commissioning of social prescribing programmes, produced as part of the ongoing evaluation of our knowledge translation service. The service appraises and contextualises evidence for clinical commissioners.

The briefing found a number of small-scale pilot evaluations but there was little good quality evidence to judge either the success or value for money of social prescribing.