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GP social prescribing can reduce appointments 'by over one fifth'

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But GPs already spend a lot of time signposting patients to appropriate other services, such as those listed above. I find a lot of the other services have found they can reduce demand (and their costs of service provision) by telling patients they can only be seen if they get a referral from a GP, which increases inappropriate burden on GP services, and puts off a number of patients from persuing the need further - IE it harms patient social care.

Posted date

25 Jan 2017

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10:10am

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