GPs get ready, set, go to prescribe sport

Doctors are a step closer to prescribing sport this month as a new law officially includes it as a non-medical treatment. 

The new law was piloted through parliament by Socialist MP and Junior Minister Valérie Fourneyron, who is also a qualified doctor, specialising in sports medicine.
“Trials have shown sports are effective when treating a range of diseases, from cancer to diabetes,” she said.

Doctors will now receive training on how to prescribe sport, which will only be available to ALD patients (Les ...

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