British Holistic Medical Association
Whatever else its merits, Social Prescribing provokes conversations about non-medical options for improving health and tackling long-term illness. Now the cat is out of the bag, the demand is bound to grow, and though its effectiveness on a large scale has yet to be established, early adopters like its common sense appeal. This Journal contains a host of perspectives and experiences of social prescribing, from connecting communities, to embracing arts, music and the natural world.
We are delighted to be able to offer everyone a free download of one of our journals to mark the 35th year of the BHMA. This edition is themed transformative innovation in healthcare and considers the possibilities for a different future for healthcare. It includes a range of stimulating articles including Bill Sharpe’s take on how to make and sustain system change; building health communities, not health centres by Dan Hopewell; reconnecting with nature by Pat Fleming; and empowering the dying by Hermione Elliott.