Social Prescribing

What does a Social Prescriber do?

A social prescriber helps people find non-medical solutions to improve their well-being. They connect individuals with community resources and activities. This helps improve factors like social isolation, mental health, and lifestyle. The goal is to enhance quality of life by considering other aspects of a person’s health beyond medical treatment.

The service can help you:

  • Get support to improve your physical health.
  • Find employment or volunteering opportunities or learn a new skill.
  • Tackle money, housing, work or benefits issues.
  • Cope with a particular condition or difficulty.
  • Access ways of improving your emotional wellbeing such as befriending schemes, peer support or arts and leisure activities.

We now also have specialist Domestic Violence Social Prescribers.

This is for patients aged 18 and over.

Appointment Information


Telephone and face to face appointments are available during the week.

How to book an appointment

If you would like to speak to a social prescriber, you can let us know by calling us, sending an online request or by popping into the surgery. We will refer you to our Social Prescribing team and they will get in touch to book you in for an appointment.