Social Prescribing

What is Social Prescribing?

Many things affect your health and wellbeing. GPs tell us that a lot of people visit them feeling isolated or lonely. Or they might be stressed out by work, money and housing problems. Sometimes it’s the stress of managing different long-term conditions.

If one of the practice team feels that you would benefit from social prescribing, they will refer you to a social prescribing link worker. The link worker is there to listen to you, and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you to feel better.

NHS England have created a social prescribing leaflet to explain what the service is.

Social Prescribing in Erewash…

In Erewash we have a social prescribing service. For more information view the social prescribing service in Erewash leaflet.

Please note – due to Covid-19 unfortunately the community coffee mornings have been postponed until further notice.

If you would like to arrange an appointment with a social prescriber please contact our reception team.

What is the Social Prescribing Link Worker role?

“As a Link Worker, I help patients to improve their health, wellbeing, and welfare by connecting them to community services which might be run by the council or a local charity.”

Social Prescribers can take time to talk about what matters to patients and support them to find suitable activities that are a better alternative to medication.

They connect people to community groups and services for practical and emotional support.

Social media

The social prescribing service in Erewash is on social media, you can check the pages for up to date information on the service, as well as local groups and services.