Tango classes, ukulele lessons: the rise of “social prescriptions”

Tango classes, ukulele lessons: the rise of “social prescriptions”

WHEN doctors reach for their prescription pad, most patients expect to receive a jar of pills or a bottle of ointment. Few think they will be referred to a gym or a volunteering scheme. But more and more doctors are dishing out these “social” prescriptions-and some even think the idea could relieve pressure on the National Health Service.

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