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‘Social prescribing is as old as the hills…’ Dr Michael Dixon gives a potted history of integrated medicine

It may now be national policy and championed by both the NHS and the Government… but social prescribing still isn’t on the radar of many practitioners, both in the UK and globally.

In our short video interview with Dr Michael Dixon, the College of Medicine’s Chair, he explains exactly what he thinks social prescribing is, and touches upon its journey from being championed by a group of enthusiastic GPs to becoming national policy…

Here, College of Medicine Chair, Dr Michael Dixon, offers a guide to exactly what social prescribing is, how he discovered it as a disillusioned young GP and its earliest origins in the Peckham Experiment more than 70 years ago…

Watch our short video with him, offering a potted history of all things social prescribing, below: