Social Prescribing Link Worker

Social Prescribers are an important part of the general practice team. They assist patients to link in with community services and support systems.

Social prescribing works for a wide range of people, including people: 

  • with one or more long-term conditions 
  • who need support with their mental health 
  • who are lonely or isolated 
  • who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing. 

Training Requirements

PCNs are required to ensure that social prescribing link workers complete the following training:

PCNs must provide social prescribing link workers with:

  • Regular access to clinical supervision provided by a GP
  • Access to GP IT systems to enable them to record referrals using SNOMED codes

Following last year’s production of the pan-London Social Prescribing film Social Prescribing: Transforming Health for London, London Personalised Care Team and Social Prescribing had so much rich content from the interviews that they were able to produce additional films from the footage:

  1. How the pandemic impacted needs
  2. Prevention and Empowerment for Self-Care
  3. Social Prescribing in Multi-Disciplinary Teams
  4. Social Prescribing Partnership Working
  5. Connecting Primary Care with the Community
  6. Patient Story: Alzheimer’s
  7. Patient Story: Antidepressants

News and Resources

Training

Suicide First Aid Lite – Half Day Training session for the ARRS Personalised Care roles

The course will be open to the 3 Personalised Care ARRS roles – Social Prescribing Link Workers, Health & Wellbeing Coaches & Care Coordinators. This is a National Centre for Suicide Prevention, Education and Training (NCSPET) standard course. PART 1 PART 2 Each course will take place remotely and are limited to 20 spaces on…

News Training

Introduction to Social Welfare Advice, Welfare Benefits and financial inclusion

Training for Social Prescribing Link Workers and similar roles in North West London This training programme is sponsored by North West London Integrated Care Board to support social prescribing link workers, health and wellbeing coaches and similar roles, improve understanding of social welfare advice needs of clients of social prescribing. It will enable better identification…

Training

ARRS Social Prescribing Link Workers, Care Coordinators and Health & Wellbeing Coaches

The NW London training hub has decided to support further new recruitment with these 3 Personalised Care roles via the ARRS routes within PCNs by funding a DES required PCI coaching course – either the 2 day or 4 day course dependant on the role. All staff details who are recruited and require this course…