Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing allows GP’s to refer patients that need help with social rather than medical needs. The GP may decide after a consultation that a referral to a Link worker assigned to the Practice would be the best for the patient.

Social Prescribing can help with accessing or navigating services, social isolation or poor mental health and issues relating to advice, housing or income. Link workers have a network of community contacts that allows them to offer “Whole Person” support