What help do you need from your GP practice?

Social Prescriber appointments

We are now lucky enough to have a Social Prescriber, Julie Bythell, working with us at the surgery.

Below are some of the types of problem that a patient might present with, that would benefit from an appointment to a Social Prescriber to signpost/explore/link to local services and support. You must be over 18, be willing and ready to participate and not be acutely unwell.

Mental Health

Where a patient’s social need is not being met which is contributing to their low mood.

Loneliness, Bereavement, Financial Difficulties, Unemployment, Benefits, Mobility, Social Isolation, Struggling to find Care, Unable to navigate the Social Systems.


Where a patient is not accessing the services available to them which could prevent quality of life and a risk of further issues.

Falls and Balance Classes, Occupational Therapy, Equipment (private and funded), Transport, Care Providers, Blue Badge forms, Attendance Allowance entitlements, Carer’s  Assessments , Financial Assessments, Struggling to cope at home, Difficulty getting meals.  

Weight Management

Where non-medical options are needed.

Gym Membership, Inclusive Fitness, Slimming Groups, Cooking Classes, Walking Groups.  


Where a patient or their carer might benefit from non-medical support.

Financial services and allowances, Safety at home, Carers Assessments for respite, Private and Funded Care, Day Centres, Volunteering.   

Long term health conditions

Which affects their social and psychological wellbeing and would benefit from further non-medical support.

Stroke, Diabetes, Cancer, Autism, Sight loss, Hearing loss, COPD.  


Where patients are caring for others and it impacts on their own quality of life.

Respite, Financial Support, Private or Funded Care.  Care Homes , Support Groups.