Social prescribing is an approach to supporting people in a very person-centred way to improve their health and wellbeing. We know that a person’s health can be influenced by a whole range of social, economic or environmental factors. Social prescribing takes these factors into account, and aims to support individuals to take greatercontrol of their own health.
The NHS have identified that this approach can help some of the millions of patients attending their GP practice each year to live healthier, happier lives. In order to enable patients to improve their wellbeing, NHS England have funded Primary Care Networks to provide a social prescribing service to their patients. In Sefton, this service is delivered as part of the
Living Well Sefton programme.
To find out more about Living Well Sefton go to www.livingwellsefton.org.uk.