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NHS should prescribe tango dancing and book clubs, not ‘a pill for every ill’
NHS should prescribe tango dancing and book clubs, not ‘a pill for every ill’

NHS should prescribe tango dancing and book clubs, not ‘a pill for every ill’

GPs should start prescribing activities like gardening, tango dancing and fishing – instead of doling out a pill for every ill, health chiefs say. Family doctors are being urged to take up “social prescribing” after research found it cut GP…

Help a Hungry Child: NHS doctors to pilot food prescriptions as poverty soars
Help a Hungry Child: NHS doctors to pilot food prescriptions as poverty soars

Help a Hungry Child: NHS doctors to pilot food prescriptions as poverty soars

NHS doctors are to begin prescribing food to patients as part of a drive to tackle the hunger and malnutrition suffered by people living in poverty. Vouchers for fruit and vegetables will be offered by GPs in a number of…