Social prescribing

Social prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral, is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. Social prescribing is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs, and many schemes are focused on improving mental health and physical well-being.

Here at Boroughloch Medical Practice we recognise that people’s health can be influenced by a range of social, economic and environmental factors and we hope to address people’s needs in a holistic way. We aim to support individuals to take greater control of their own health by providing information required to access local health initiatives.

More information is available under the following headings: