Social Prescribing - Swallowfield and Finchampstead GP surgeries

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 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, sport programmes and much more.

Wokingham South PCN supports patients across the following GP practices:

  • Swallowfield Medical Practice
  • Finchampstead Surgery

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Service statistics
Usually replies in 9 hours
98% of referrals accepted
Service access criteria: Must be registered at Finchampstead or Swallowfield GP surgeries - without complex mental health needs
Categories:
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Key words - separate with a comma: Finchampstead, Swallowfield