An earlier Campaign to End Loneliness publication, “Ignoring the health risks?”, examined the importance Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) across England had given to the public health issues arising from loneliness and isolation within their strategies. This “Still ignoring the risks?” review continues that research, finding that over half of boards now include some reference to loneliness or isolation in their Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWSs).
“Over the next year the Campaign will be seeking to broaden our scope beyond the strategies of Health and Wellbeing Boards [and] find out more about the services that are really helping to end loneliness in our communities and measure their impact”.
Still ignoring the risks? An interim review of health and wellbeing boards. London: Campaign to End Loneliness, November 2013.
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Ignoring the health risks? An interim review of health and wellbeing boards. London: Campaign to End Loneliness, June 2013.
GP Survey About Lonely Patients
According to a Campaign to End Loneliness survey, up to one in 10 patients may visit their GPs due to problems arising from loneliness. GPs often feel they can do little for such people.
Family doctors ill-equipped for loneliness epidemic. London: Campaign to End Loneliness, November 2013.