Social Prescribing - Greater Derby

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 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, sports programmes and much more.

This social prescribing service supports the following GP practices:

Vernon Street Medical Centre
Derwent Valley Medical Practice
Park Lane Surgery
Mickleover Medical Centre
Park Farm Medical Centre
Chapel Street Medical Centre
Mickleover Surgery
Derby Family Medical Centre
Peartree Medical Centre
Brook Medical Centre
St Thomas Road Surgery

Service access criteria: 18+ without complex mental health needs
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Key words - separate with a comma: social prescribing
Who can refer: Professional referrals only