As NHS England suggest
“Social prescribing involves helping patients to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to community services which might be run by the council or a local charity. For example, signposting people who have been diagnosed with dementia to local dementia support groups.”
“Social prescribing”. NHS England. Retrieved 8th February 2024
NHS England » Social prescribing
Access Your practice or PCN social prescriber – self referral
If in post, you can access a social prescriber either attached to your practice or primary care network (local group of practices your practice is part of). Further information on how to do this, if available, look on your practice website under the page “Contact details and self-referral” (see in section “in practice self referrals”).
Access a local social prescriber if your practice social prescriber is not available – self referral
If a social prescriber is not available through your GP practice or PCN then you can contact connection support who offer a similar service.
From Connection Support
Prevention matters is a free service in Buckinghamshire that can help introduce you to local support and community groups Prevention Matters | Connection Support