Wellbeing Prescription offers social prescribing in all of the GP surgeries in East Surrey. In the past two years the service has grown in demand from only being in 2 surgeries to all 17 surgeries of the East Surrey CCG network.
Patients registered with a GP in East Surrey can see a Wellbeing Advisor in their surgery to discuss anything which they feel is affecting their health. Social prescribing is a patient led approach which the advisors can use their behaviour change skills such as motivational interviewing, to support the patient to access services which the patient themselves they feel would benefit them. Regular issues addressed include loneliness, concern about debts, feelings of anxiety, stopping smoking and getting more active.
With the success of the GP based service the service has now been extended to provide the Wellbeing Plus service which offers the same service to housebound patients taking social prescribing to them at home.
To make an appointment with a Wellbeing Advisor, patients need to ring their GP surgery and book in. Please talk to your GP or practice nurse if you feel that you need a home visit through the Wellbeing Plus service.
Please look at our website https://www.wellbeingprescription.org/ for more information about the service.