Webinar Title: Session 1 – Social Prescribing: Initiatives on the Island of Ireland
Webinar Series: IFIC Ireland – Making Integrated Care Happen
Broadcast Date: 18/02/2020
Presenters: Martin Hayes, Deirdre McCloskey, Darach Ó Ciardha
Social prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral, is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.