Social Prescribers connect people with non-medical support, such as day centres, charities or community groups in the community, to improve their wellbeing and tackle social isolation.
Social prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on 'what matters to me' and taking a holistic approach to people's health and wellbeing. Social prescribing works for a wide range of people, including those:
Care Coordinators will play an important role to proactively identify and work with people in providing coordination and navigation of care and support across health and care services, particularly those who are frail, elderly or have long-term conditions.
The Care Coordinator will ensure that patient health and care planning is timely, efficient and patient-centred.
Clinical Pharmacists are increasingly working with general practice teams. They are highly qualified experts in medicine and they carry out structured medication reviews for patients with on-going health problems. This enables GPs to focus their skills where they are most needed.