Wolverhampton CCG in Collaboration Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council have launched a Social Prescribing service:
This service is aimed at patients who:
- Frequently access GP Primary Care NHS services and also secondary Care services where there may be alternative support available.
- Are lonely
- show mild symptoms of anxiety and/or depression
- have (a) long term condition(s) that could benefit from individualised support
- where a medical solution or intervention is unlikely to be successful or satisfactory
The aim of the service is to:
- Provide a Social Prescribing service which reduces demand on GP Primary Care (and potentially A&E attendances, admissions and readmissions to hospital for patients referred into the service) by improving their health and wellbeing.
The service will:
- help improve the quality of life of patients through education and low level support
- enable patients to develop friendships and networks
- raise patients’ awareness of available services
The service will work closely with other agencies in order to maximise the options available to patients (i.e. voluntary sector organisations, Local Authority, and the local NHS provider Trusts). Each practice will have a named Social Prescribing Link Worker.
A link worker is now available in your local area. See your GP to access the service.
For general enquiries: Tel: 01902 328987