Social Prescribing - Mercian PCN

Social Prescribing

Social prescribers are health professionals based in GP practices. We work closely with GPs to assist patients with their non-medical needs. We do this by helping them identify, 'what matters to them'. Working collaboratively to create a care plan, which may include referrals to local services and organisations within the community.

Our hope is for patients 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, sports programmes and much more.

This social prescribing service supports the following GP practices:

Aldergate Medical
Laurel House
Hollies Practice 
Heathview Medical 
Riverside Surgery
Dr Khare's Surgery 
Crown Medical 
The Peel Medical
Tri‐Links Medical 
Dr Vije's Surgery (stonydelph practice)

Service statistics
Usually replies in 2 days
18% of referrals accepted
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Who can refer: Professional referrals only