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Social Prescribing Day 2020 will take place on March 12th

The College of Medicine, a social prescribing pioneer, is delighted to announce that the second annual Social Prescribing Day will take place on March 12th 2020.

In 2019, the very first Social Prescribing Day took place on March 14th, and highlighted the importance and significance of social prescribing within modern healthcare.

On the actual day, some 29.5 million people interacted with the hashtag #socialprescribingday on the social media platform Twitter, with around 11,000 messages and tweets shared. 11 countries were involved with promoting the day, and the hashtag trended #3rd in the UK on Twitter.

Follow @collegeofmed on Twitter, @collegeofmedicineuk on Instagram and check out our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with all the latest news and events on Social Prescribing 2020 – we’d love to hear how you’re marking the day!

WHAT IS SOCIAL PRESCRIBING?

Social prescribing is a healthcare model championed by the College of Medicine that takes a whole-person, holistic approach to people’s health and well-being.  

For many, the bio-medical approach – essentially, always looking to modern medicine – is often unable to address all of the factors affecting someone’s health, including social and welfare issues. Social prescribing offers an alternative, non-medicalised approach (often working alongside medicine) including elements such as exercise, sociable classes and therapies to ensure patients have the best chance to live well.