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What does good social prescribing look like?

Published: 20 February, 2019

Social Prescribing link workers are an integral part of the primary care team introduced in the new five year GP contact. NHS England has published a Social prescribing and community-based support guide for people and organisations leading local implementation of social prescribing.

The guide enables:

  • increased understanding of what good social prescribing looks like and why social prescribing improves outcomes and experiences for people, their families and carers, as well as achieving more value from the system
  • commissioning of local social prescribing connector schemes, enabling all general practices, local authorities and other agencies to refer people with wider social needs to community-based support
  • collaborative working amongst all local partners at a ‘place-based’ local level, to recognise the value of community groups and assets and to enable people to build or rebuild friendships, community connections and a sense of belonging, as well as accessing existing services.

Read more about social prescribing.

Last updated: 19 August, 2019

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