This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.

Social Prescriber

Social prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral, is a means of enabling GP's, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.

Time credits are prescribed to a participant, in return for a pledge that you give your time to the community in the future which is linked to your skills and interests to improve health and wellbeing. A time credit can be spent on a whole range of different activities across the country. You will receive 5 time credits on your first session which is non-committal.

You can earn more time credits, encouraging greater involvement in community activity. The ultimate goal is for a practitioner in a supporting setting to be able to use a tested tool that encourages healthy lifestyles, greater social engagement, and confidence building. In return you get the chance to share your skills and knowledge in a setting of your choice.

We have two Social Prescribers at Ty Elli who attend the Vauxhall Surgery on Tuesday and Wednesday each week, they are Andrew Pompa and Tracey Roberts-Jones.

For more information on the role of Social Prescriber please click here or go to www.justaddspice.org

NHS WalesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website