Fruit and veg prescription now provided by London doctors

General Practitioners in London boroughs, backed by £250 000 in funding, have started to prescribe fruit and vegetables to patients.

The local authorities of Tower Hamlets and Lambeth and a local charity who provide the funds will assess if this pilot approach will combat diet-related illness and food insecurity.

Participants (122 residents) in the pilot project will, over the course of a year, be prescribed vouchers of between £6-£8 per week with an extra £2 per week for each household member to spend with a local retailer or market trader. 

If the pilot is successful evaluated it could be rolled out across the UK depending on funding.



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