Currently, one in five GP appointments are for non-medical problems. Issues like loneliness, isolation, poor mental health, debt, poor housing or family problems can make us feel unwell.
Social Prescription Link Workers are new members of the South and Central Primary Care Network and are able to work with patients using a personalised and centred approach to support you identify what is important to you, see the positive things you have in your life and help you to find out what support you feel is missing in terms of your health and wellbeing.
How does Social Prescribing work?
A member of your G.P. Practice Healthcare team can refer you to the Social Prescribing Link Worker. The Social Prescribing Link Worker will then contact you to arrange a 1-1 appointment.
If you would like to be referred to one of our social link workers please contact the surgery for a referral.