Social Prescribing aims to support individuals to take greater control of their health and feel more empowered to look after themselves.
Social Prescribers are based within GP practices and secondary care settings. GPs and other health and social care professionals can refer in to the service.
Social Prescribing links patients with non-medical support to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It recognises that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors and aims to support people to address and deal with issues relating to these factors.