Doctors to give out lifestyle prescriptions

General Practitioners across parts of UK are being encouraged to reduce reliance on medications and consider prescribing lifestyle changes.

Lifestyle prescriptions are being rolled out across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG to encourage GPs to tackle the root causes of conditions, rather than relying on medication.

The CCG’s pilot study has focused on mental health and gut wellbeing, but lifestyle prescriptions for other conditions could follow if the program proves successful.

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