Prescribe poetry


Prescribe poetry to patients to reduce burden on NHS, GPs advised – Laura Donnelly – The Telegraph – July 19, 2017

“GPs should prescribe poetry and art classes to patients with depression, strokes and chronic pain, in a bid to boost health and wellbeing, MPs say….

“…It highlighted a programme in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, which sees patients with depression, chronic pain and those recovering from strokes offered an eight-week course in poetry, ceramics, drawing or mosaics.

“Those enrolled in the scheme saw GP consultation rates drop by 37 per cent and hospital admissions by 27 per cent – a saving of £216 per patient, authors said.”

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