Social Prescribing Service

Patients at Radbrook Green Surgery can benefit from the support of a Social Prescribing Advisor.  Social Prescribing is a non-medical programme which supports people to improve their health and wellbeing.

Isobel Evans is the Social Prescribing Advisor for Radbrook Green Surgery and works with patients over a period of 3 to 6 months with weekly, fortnightly or less frequent consultations depending on the patient’s needs and preferences.  During social distancing this support is provided by telephone but in the future there will be the option for face to face appointments at the surgery.

Isobel helps the patient to understand their health and wellbeing needs and supports them in setting realistic goals and developing an action plan to achieve these. She will also enable the client to access support and services in their own community by signposting or direct referral and monitors their progress.

Social Prescribing is for those aged 18 years and over and is aimed at those who would benefit from additional support to help and motivate them to take action to improve their health and wellbeing.

Many people can benefit from Social Prescribing, this includes those who may be:

  • Feeling worried or anxious
  • Feeling lonely or socially isolated
  • Living with a long-term condition
  • Wanting to make changes to their lifestyle
  • Caring for someone

At the moment, we are also keen to support those who would benefit from regular support to cope with their stress, concerns or anxieties caused by social isolation and Covid-19 or who may require support and motivation to plan and action how they can return to social activities following shielding.

If you wish to be referred to Isobel please contact Gemma Yapp on 01743 231817 or alternatively email rgs.reception@nhs.net