Social Prescribing

Our Social Prescribing team has been successfully working alongside GPs in Merton since 2017.

What Is Social Prescribing

Role of the Link WorkerSocial Prescribing is a way of linking patients in primary care with sources of support within the community. It provides GPs with a non-medical referral option that can operate alongside existing treatments to improve health and wellbeing

Social Prescribing Coordinators can help link you to local groups and activities, help you make positive lifestyle changes, learn new skills and refer you into community health services and social care if necessary. Social Prescribing Coordinators can also provide you with information on topics such as employment, training, benefits, housing and legal advice.

Check out our latest videos and materials:

Patient experience

Role of the Link Worker

SP Leaflet

SP Poster

All You Need To Know About Social Prescribing

Kelly's Story


“I knew I should exercise more, but its hard to motivate yourself on your own and I hate the gym. The social prescribing coordinator gave me information on health walks, and a friendly beginners running club. I am finding it easier to get motivated”

A collection of short videos from NHS England explaining the role of Social Prescribing and its associated benefits are available here.