Social Prescribing Service

Woodcote Medical is keen to support our patients in living healthy and happy lives. Therefore, we promote social prescribing as a way of linking our patients with other services that may help them.

We have a Social Prescriber, called Stephanie, and appointments can be made directly via Reception.

What is Social Prescribing?

Social prescribing connects people with a range of non-clinical programmes, services and events in their local community – like walking groups, mental health counselling, debt management advice, employability skills, volunteering, family fitness, healthy cooking programmes and mindfulness.

A service that goes beyond the GP's prescription pad

It seeks to address people’s needs across a number of areas such as physical activity, diet and nutrition, mental health and social support. It is often referred to as a ‘more than medicine’ approach to health and wellbeing.

To find out more, please click here. If you'd like to book an appointment with our Social Prescriber to discuss how she can help you, please talk to Reception.

Published: Feb 26, 2021

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