Social Prescribing Link Workers - Rural Alliance

About this service: SOCIAL PRESCRIBING

Social prescribers are health professionals based in GP practices. We work closely with GP's to assist patients with their non-medical needs. We do this by helping them identify, 'what maters to them'. Working collaboratively to create a care plan, which may include referrals into local services and organisations within the community. Our hope is for pateints to have a better quality of life. Ultimately supporting them to improve their overall health and wellbeing, via connecting them to community groups and statutory services for support. For example; social groups like games club, financial and benefit advisors, gardening clubs, sport programmes and much more.

This social prescribing service supports the following GP practices:

  • Dr Campbell & Partners
  • Drs Adey & Dancy
  • The Village Surgeries Group
  • Kelsall Medical Practice and Laurel Bank,
  • Malpas
  • Bunbury Medical Practice


Service statistics
Usually replies in 1 day
96% of referrals accepted
33% of clients report an improvement in wellbeing
Service access criteria: 18+
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Waiting list (weeks): 2
Key words - separate with a comma: Social Prescribing
Who can refer: Professional referrals only



7 reviews


3 months ago


3 months ago

Claire was most helpful, friendly and professional. She had obviously researched my individual needs and interests very thoroughly and informed me of relevant social options. It was easy and lovely to talk to Claire.


1 month ago


4 days ago


3 days ago

More variety needed with walks to prevent boredom!