Social Prescribing Link Workers Abbey-Dale Medical Centre
Practices in Blackpool are actively Implementing Care Navigation and putting Social Prescribing to work.
What is Social Prescribing?
Social prescribing is a way for our GPs, Nurses and other health care professionals to refer patients to a range of local, non-clinical services. Social prescribing recognises that health is determined by a whole range of social, economic and environmental factors. Social prescribing encourages patients to take a greater control over their own health. It is about giving a choice so that a patient can control how their care is planned and delivered. It is about what works for the patient at an individual level by looking at their strengths and needs.
So why have Social Prescribing in General Practice?
Social prescribing offers a route to support wellness, particularly for those patients who present with non-medical needs or whose health condition could be better managed. Patients need the right, most effective intervention at the time they need it.
What does a Social Prescribing Link Worker do?
· Link patients to services in the community
· Give patients the time and helps them to focus on what happens to them
· Promotes shared decision making with personalised care at its core.
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