What is Social Prescribing?

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Teldoc PCN Social Prescribing

Teldoc offers a Social Prescribing Service which is free and confidential to help you improve your health and wellbeing. Social Prescribing Link Workers are there to listen to you, and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you feel better. With the support of a trained advisor, you will be able to access further support and community groups in your local area such as:

  • Walking Groups
  • Befriending
  • Housing advice
  • Emotional Health & Wellbeing
  • Social activities
  • Employment support

How do Social Prescribers work?

  • The Social Prescribing service have more time to support patients.
  • Offer practical, helpful advice
  • Work closely with other partners
  • Can help decide the way forward, sometimes patients need a helping hand.

At its most basic, a social prescription offers the kind of help that doesn’t come in a tube or a bottle.

The idea behind social prescribing is to help you to have more control over your own health and find ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you.

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How can I access Social Prescibing?

Social Prescribing is available to anyone over the age of 18 years across Teldoc Primary Care Network.

Your advisor can support you for up to 6 weeks and help support your needs.

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Talk to your doctor or health professional today on how to access support

You can also email the Social Prescribing Team at socialprescribing.teldoc@nhs.net or complete the form below

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