Prescribing social activities to lonely people prompts ethical questions for GPs

It's a simple strategy but one that comes with a range of possible complications

GPs in England will now be able to prescribe social activities to their patients, such as dance classes, art groups, walking clubs and volunteer work, as part of the government’s ground-breaking new loneliness strategy.


This social prescription initiative funded by the UK's National Health Service (NHS), which has been piloted in