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Recruitment of social prescribing link workers

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Recruitment of social prescribing link workers

The NHS is recruiting a growing army of social prescribing link workers. More than 1,200 are already helping people to improve their mental health and get more exercise by taking part in activities from gardening to ballroom dancing.

The NHS is fast-tracking recruitment of an additional 500, who will work with clinical staff working in primary care to provide personalised support to 125,000 more people per year.  One in five people who visit a GP surgery do not have a medical problem but can benefit from meeting others or a healthier lifestyle.