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Social Prescribing and Care Coordination

Social Prescribing

Each practice has their own Social Prescriber who will work with patients who have social problems and issues.  These can include debt, benefits advice, housing, social isolation, domestic abuse, employment or any
other social issues which may be affecting their quality of life.

Social prescribers will speak with the patient either at the GP practice or in their own home and support them to identify and prioritise any issues.  They will then work with them to ensure they receive the correct level of support and ensure this is put into place.

Care Coordination

Each practice has their own assigned Care Coordinator who can work closely with staff to identify and support patients.

Care Coordinators will work with patients with complex or long term health conditions.  These patients may need assistance to coordinate their care e.g.; if they have multiple appointments and are struggling to manage them or to find transport to attend.

Your Care Coordinator will carry out a personalised holistic assessment of the patient and can assist with identifying care needs.  The patient may need a care needs assessment from social services or they may be struggling to manage around the house.  They may have concerns around their memory or be having problems with incontinence.  The care coordinator can assist in integrating health and social care and ensure the right care is provided at the right time.

Your Care Coordinator can also work with unpaid carers and family members of patients with Long Term Conditions (LTC) or complex needs.  Carers are often not aware of the support that is available to them and benefit greatly from the Care Coordinator service.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Under the age of 18
  • Recent self-harm or suicidal ideas or intent (within last 3 months)
  • Severe mental health problems or those under secondary care mental health services. (dementia patients accepted)

Please ask at Reception if you feel you would benefit from the support we can offer.

Added:  05/08/2021



 
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