Social Prescribing Service
Worcester City GP Practices have recently been supported by the Clinical Commissioning Group and the County Council to pilot a social prescribing service for patients registered to one of the 10 Worcester City GP Practices.
Social prescribing is a way of connecting health and social care users to sources of support, information and advice to improve their wellbeing, tackle social isolation, and prevent illness.
Worcester City GP Practices now have access to two Social Prescribers who will be responsible for delivering a person-centred holistic service, supporting clients to improve their health and wellbeing by signposting to and connecting with local services and assets in their community.
The Social Prescribers will support the client over a time limited period to achieve the goals outlined in the Social Prescription, whilst encouraging and supporting clients to self-manage their condition(s) and develop healthier behaviours and lifestyles.
Further information on this service can be found on the Clinical Commissioners website, the link for which is below:
CCG Website Social Prescriber
Social Prescribing Leaflet