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1st May 2018

The East Merton Social Prescribing Project: The Patients’ Story (2018)

This power of Social Prescribing is brought to life in this film and portrays several patients’ stories about their different experiences, the support they received, the impact it has had on their health and wellbeing, and how it has improved their connectedness to the local community.

The East Merton Social Prescribing Project: Advice on how to establish a link worker scheme (2018)

This film provides practical advice from all key partners involved in developing Merton’s Social Prescribing service, including from primary care, commissioning and the voluntary sector, and gives valuable insight into how to implement an effective, holistic ‘link worker’ scheme, which provides the route to connect patients with local support services and social activities they may not be aware of.

The story of the Crawley Social Prescribing Project

This film documents of the ‘Prescription Plus – Community connections for a healthier me,’ a Social Prescribing project being piloted at three GP surgeries in Crawley, West Sussex, from its origins to implementation.

Social Prescribing in Crawley: Key ingredients of the community link worker model

There are different ways of providing Social Prescribing services, and this film outlines the role of the link worker, or community support coordinator, who bridges primary care and the voluntary and community sector to refer patients to a menu of local services that will enhance their health and wellbeing.

This film highlights the role of Tracy from Crawley CVS who receives referrals from GP Practice staff to have a conversation with people about their non-medical needs; from money worries and relationship difficulties, to counselling and social activities.

We hope the film offers practical advice and guidance for anyone looking to learn more about Social Prescribing and the link worker role.

Social Prescribing in Crawley: a new wave in healthcare

There is a growing body of evidence that it can lead to improved health and wellbeing outcomes and NHS England has emphasised the role of social prescribing in reducing pressure on GP services (General practice forward view, 2016).

A Case Study of Social Prescribing in Practice: The Crawley Posh Club

Social Prescribing is a way of linking people with non-medical support to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, connecting them with their local communities and supporting them to feel more empowered.

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