Social prescribing

A holistic approach

Social prescribing is a means of enabling health professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. Recognising that people’s health and wellbeing are determined mostly 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. 

We have 18 Social Prescribers working across all our PCNs who liaise with patients to understand their needs and deliver personalised care. We explore the wider determinants of health alongside our patients and do what we can to make improvements and offer support where it is needed.