Tag Archives: chronic disease

Patients want more social prescribing

A report from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) suggests there should be an increase in social prescribing to counter rising health problems. Social prescribing involves the referral of patients to non-medical activities, ranging from health and fitness programs to movie clubs …

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Surge in support for chronic disease action

Research released this week shows a significant increase in public support for government action on chronic disease. The 2018 Australian Perceptions of Prevention Survey (AUSPOPS) found more than 60 per cent of respondents supported a large role for government in maintaining people’s health, up from 46 per cent in 2016. …

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