Social Prescribing Link Worker Service (SPLW)

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Social Prescribing Link Worker Service (SPLW)

Social prescribing is a service designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs with the focus on improving mental health and physical well-being.

Social Prescribing Link Workers (SPLWs) provide time to talk and explore what matters to a person.

They link people to a wide range of non-clinical activities which are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations. SPLWs work with local partners to support community groups to be accessible, sustainable and where appropriate help people start new groups.

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Opening hours

Social Prescribers work Monday to Friday, during usual practice opening hours, generally between 08.30 and 17.30.  Hours differ by practice.

Appointment information and/or Referral Criteria

Social prescribing works for a wide range of patients, including persons:

  • with one or more long-term conditions

  • who need support with their mental health

  • who are lonely or isolated

  • who have complex social needs which affect their well-being

  • who are carers

  • who are frequently attending either primary or secondary health care.

This service is currently only for people over 18. It is not an emergency or urgent care service.

You can access a social prescribing link worker if you are registered with a GP practice. You can be referred by a clinician, GP, Nurse, HCA, pharmacist or anyone who works in your medical practice.

Once a referral has been received, you will be contacted by a social prescribing link worker and offered an appointment.

Location/s

GP practice, telephone/virtual or community based, depending on the appointment or activity.

Additional information/links

To find out more about social prescribing:

Service Leaflet
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Surgery

Social prescribing link worker

Abington Medical Centre
  • Cara-Leigh Hall
  • Kim Brindley
Abington Park Surgery
  • Cara-Leigh Hall
  • Safia Raja
  • Michelle James
  • Kim Brindley
Danes Camp Surgery
  • Vacancy
Delapre Medical Centre
  • Rachel Cave
  • Peter Chapman
Favell Plus
  • Hayley Pritchett
Greenview Surgery
  • Safia Raja
  • Cara-Leigh Hall
King Edward Rd Surgery
  • Cara-Leigh Hall
  • Kim Brindley
  • Michelle James
Leicester Terrace Surgery
  • Cara-Leigh Hall
  • Safia Raja
  • Michelle James
  • Kim Brindley
Maple Access Partnership
  • Hayley Pritchett
Mayfield Surgery
  • Hayley Pritchett
Mounts Medical Care
  • Hayley Pritchett
Rillwood Medical Centre
  • Rachel Cave
Whitefields Surgery
  • Peter Chapman

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