Social Prescribers  

Social prescribers are health professionals based in GP practices. They work closely with GPs to assist patients with their non-medical needs. They do this by helping them identify, ‘what matters to them’. Working collaboratively to create a care plan, which may include referrals to local services and organisations within the community. They help patients to have a better quality of life. Ultimately supporting them to improve their overall health and wellbeing, via connecting them to community groups and statutory services for support. For example;  

  • Engagement with the Community e.g. social groups like games club,  
  • Financial and benefit advisors,  
  • Gardening clubs,  
  • Improving Health and Wellbeing E.g. Sports programmes 
  • Goal Settings 
  • Homelessness  
  • Food poverty


Each patient can have up to 12 sessions with our Social Prescriber. Social Prescribers can forward referrals on to the Health and Wellbeing Coaches. 

Please contact the practice if you are interested in getting support from our social prescribing team.