Social Prescribing

Social prescribing

A social prescriber is a link worker who will signpost patients to local social interventions and opportunities. There is lack of robust evidence to support it as an intervention in its own right.


Referral criteria

  • Aged 18yr or older, with psychosocial needs (i.e. loneliness, social isolation, stress, anxiety, low mood, benefits, money or housing problems, requiring support with weight management or carer) impacting on their wellbeing.

Not exhaustive.


Required information prior to referral

  • Consent.
  • A willingness to engage.


Referral process

Via practice’s own arrangement.


Review date

30th November 2023

Next review date

30th November 2024

Clinical editors

Dr Madeleine Attridge

Dr Laura Vines