Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing

Working together with out community to improve health & well-being

A Social Prescriber Link Worker  is a professional who acts as a bridge between healthcare providers and community services.

Our Social Prescriber Link Worker is here to support patients who have been referred to social prescribing services by helping them access non-clinical resources that can improve their health and well-being. Here are some key responsibilities of a Social Prescriber:

  1. Personalised Support: They provide one-on-one support to understand the patient’s individual needs, preferences, and goals.
  2. Assessment and Planning: They conduct thorough assessments to identify the social, emotional, and practical needs of the patient. They then create a personalised plan to address these needs.
  3. Connecting to Services: Social Prescribers connect patients with community resources, such as exercise programs, social clubs, educational courses, or support groups.
  4. Follow-up and Monitoring: They monitor the patient’s progress, providing ongoing support and making adjustments to the plan as needed.
  5. Empowerment and Motivation: They help patients build confidence and motivation to engage in activities that can improve their health and well-being.
  6. Collaboration: They work closely with the practice clinical team, community organisations, and other stakeholders to ensure a coordinated approach to patient care.

By addressing the broader determinants of health, Social Prescribers play a crucial role in improving patient outcomes, reducing the burden on healthcare systems, and enhancing the quality of life for individuals.

 

Other Services

    • Child Immunisations

      Child Immunisations

      All children will be invited for regular immunisations from eight weeks old.

    • Additional Services

      Additional Services

      Additional services are also available at Heath Street Health Centre.

    • Diabetes Reviews

      Diabetes Reviews

      The Practice offers advice and support for patients diagnosed as having type 1 or type 2 diabetes.