Social Prescribing Service

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 clubs, financial and benefit advisors, gardening clubs, sports programmes and much more.

We cover the following GP Surgeries:

Compass House Medical Centres

Pembroke House Surgery

Park Hill Pembroke

Chilcote Surgeries

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Service statistics
Usually replies in 16 minutes
100% of referrals accepted
Service access criteria: •18+ years of age •Poor mental wellbeing affected by social circumstance •Poor lifestyle •Frequent attender •Mild to moderate depression or anxiety • Isolated or lonely •Long-term physical/mental health condition •Social circumstance affecting wellbeing •Ready and willing to make a change •Willing to engage in community activities or community support options •Does not currently have psychosis •Does not have a history of threatening/abusive behaviour
Categories:
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
N/A