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Social Prescribing is a way to refer patients with social, emotional or practical needs to a wider range of non-clinical and local services to support patients and is aimed at everyone, but does particularly help people with these characteristics:

History of mental health problems

Frequent GP clinic attendees

Two or more Long-term Conditions (LTCs) 

Socially Isolated 

Untreatable or poorly-understood LTCs (e.g. chronic fatigue,IBS)

Patients not benefiting from clinical or drug treatment


Social Prescribing: About

There are many different services available in this scheme here are just a few:

Exercise/Healthy Lifestyle

Self-Management Programs

Money advice - debt benefits, fuel

Carers support

Dementia support

Housing/ adaptations help

Social/Leisure activities and groups


Social Prescribing: Text
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