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

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Service statistics
Usually replies in 1 day
93% of referrals accepted
Service access criteria: 18+
Categories:
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
N/A
Waiting list (weeks): 2
Key words - separate with a comma: Social Prescribing
Who can refer: Professional referrals only