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Does the new Loneliness Strategy go far enough?

Earlier this week, the Prime Minister launched the UK Government’s first Loneliness Strategy, designed to tackle what Theresa May described as one of the greatest public health challenges of our time. The headline news from the Strategy is that all GPs in England will be able to refer patients experiencing loneliness to community activities and

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Can social prescribing solve the loneliness epidemic?

Can social prescribing solve the loneliness epidemic?

This week, the RCGP launched a new manifesto that attempts to address the growing issue of loneliness in the UK. This publication acknowledges that loneliness is a serious problem, with far reaching implications, not just for individuals, but also for wider communities and GP practices. Whilst in the past, loneliness was sometimes viewed as a

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