Job of The Month: Social Prescribing Link Worker
January 06, 2020
This is an exciting time for General Practice. All practices within the county have come together to work in Primary Care Networks (PCNs). These are groups of GP practices working in partnership to support their local population.
As part of this many of our PCNs are now recruiting to Social Prescribing Link Workers.
These roles will empower people and help them take control of their health and wellbeing. The ‘link worker’, through referral to non-medical interventions, will spend time with people to focus on ‘what matters to me’. They will take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.
Social prescribing can help to strengthen community resilience and personal resilience, and reduces health inequalities. These roles will help address the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity. They will increase people’s active involvement, support people with long-term conditions (including support for mental health), and those who are lonely or isolated, and ultimately will have a positive effect on wellbeing.
For more information or to apply, please visit: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915891578
Application deadline is 17th January.