We have our own Social Prescriber who can identify unmet needs, especially for the frail and vulnerable, those at risk of hospital admission, loss of independence or those coming toward the end of their lives spending time getting to know patients and their carers, and referring patients to appropriate VCS (voluntary, community and social enterprise) services. Benefits to patients:
- People with Long Term Conditions and their carers benefit from access to additional, non-clinical support options via primary care.
- Patients experience positive outcomes associated with their health and wellbeing, and
- Patients can become less socially isolated and more independent.