What is Social Prescribing?
Our Social Prescribing Team
"I am the lead for the Social Prescribing and Health and Wellbeing Coach services in the PCN. I also work as a Social Prescriber. In my leadership role, I manage the team of Social Prescribers and Health and Wellbeing Coaches, who support patients to improve their wellbeing. I am constantly working with the team on ways that these new roles in primary care can develop and provide excellent care for our patients."
"My role is to bridge the social care gap between our GPs and local services to help connect people with community organisations outside of the GP practice. This helps them feel more engaged and empowered to support themselves with their long-term illnesses and the difficulties they are facing "
"I have a background within dementia services and learning disabilities. I am really excited to be part of the social prescribing team and to start supporting patients within the primary care network. My role as social prescriber Link worker will be to support people with non-medical problems that impact on their wellbeing. I will be supporting people to link in with local support, groups and services which might include benefits, housing, lifestyle that will be right for them to get the support they require."
"Working as a social prescriber I will be building and facilitating safe spaces for people to access further support following medical consultations. Having studied ethics in healthcare settings, I am keen to inform and provide patients with relevant social, financial, mental, and community-based aid available to their experiences. Alongside this I hope to encourage communication and engagement within smaller groups of the community and develop further methods of support."
"As part of the Social Prescribing Team, I am able to support patients within the Primary Care Network to improve their own well-being and quality of life by connecting them with local services that could help. I have previously worked in a similar role, supporting patients with mental health concerns, and before that as a Carer in the community. I have a particular interest in supporting people who are carers themselves and those who have suffered a bereavement. I am also passionate about supporting those within the LGBTQIA+ community."