Social Prescriber

We have social prescribers who deal with patients of various age groups, including a social prescriber from Base 51 who deals with young adults.  Social prescribers offer a variety of services to help our patients.

Social Prescribing is when GPs, nurses, other primary care professionals and local agencies refer patients to a Link Worker (or similar role) who enables them to access appropriate support in the community, in order to improve their health and wellbeing.

How does Social Prescribing work?

Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, Social Prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health and wellbeing.

Link Workers delivering Social Prescribing take this holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing by connecting people to local community groups, non-clinical and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Social Prescribing works for a wide range of people, including people:

  • with one or more long-term conditions
  • who need support with their mental health
  • who are lonely or isolated
  • who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing

Please discuss this with our team if you feel you may benefit from this service.