Most health professionals already undertaking social prescribing

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Almost 70% of healthcare professionals are ‘prescribing’ the social running group parkrun to their patients, according to a new survey.

The data comes from a parkrun survey of almost 3000 Australian healthcare professionals, including 271 GPs.

The survey comes after a successful series of joint events between the RACGP and parkrun, designed to gauge the appetite for the broader practice of social prescribing.

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