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Social prescribing in primary care networks

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has produced two short films to highlight the role of social prescribing link workers in primary care networks.

One shows how a Surrey practice has used a link worker to reduce GP appointments and attendances at A&E while patients’ health and wellbeing scores improved. The NHS Long Term Plan calls for 1,000 social prescribing link workers to be in place by 2021, helping 900,000 people. More....