Social Prescribing Service - South Somerset West 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 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:

Martock & South Petherton Medical Centre
Hamdon Medical Centre
Crewkerne Health Centre
Buttercross Health Centre and Ilchester Surgery

Service statistics
Usually replies in 1 day
71% of referrals accepted
Service access criteria: 18+; Loneliness & isolation; Benefits & Budgeting Support; Housing; Employment; Low level mental health; Signposting & Referrals to External or Internal Services
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Key words - separate with a comma: Social prescribing, South Somerset West, Martock, South Petherton, Buttercross, Ilchester, Hamdon, Crewkerne