A new report published in partnership with Support in Mind Scotland calls for decision-makers to adopt a social prescribing approach to healthcare as a priority.
Following research commission by the RSE Post-Covid-19 Futures Commission, a new report has been published in partnership with Support in Mind Scotland (SiMS). The report calls for decision-makers in Scotland to adopt a social prescribing approach to healthcare as a priority. It states that non-medical approaches could alleviate pressure on the NHS and other public services in the wake of Covid-19, if community partners are adequately resourced to deliver tailored support across Scotland.
The report explores the current reality and potential development of social prescribing in and beyond Scotland, which can be defined as the practice of individuals accessing non-clinical support in their communities, either through a link worker in a health service or via other means.