Phone: 01909 476118

Social Prescribing

COVID Update: Further to discussions with Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group, the Social Prescribing Service is currently on pause until further notice.


The Bassetlaw Social Prescribing Service is managed by BCVS. The service helps patients who are socially isolated or frail to access services and activities provided by voluntary organisations and community groups.

Group sp picWho can get help from the service?
The service is only available for patients who are registered with a Bassetlaw GP.

How do I get help?
Your Health or Social Care professional will advise you if they feel you could benefit from a discussion with a Voluntary or Community Services (VCS) Advisor.

What does the VCS Advisor do?
Your Advisor will arrange to visit you to discuss voluntary or community services that could help you improve your health and wellbeing. This is in addition to any NHS or social care support you may already be receiving. Your VCS Advisor will also support you to access other services e.g. community transport

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For more information on this service, please call Julie Barnes on 01909 476118 ext 30. or click here to download our leaflet.


Social Prescribing (SP) Privacy Notice
Service user's personal information will be used to enable us to identify the most appropriate support for their needs.  Their information will be passed to partner organisations who supply these services.  The personal data is collected at the point we receive the Social Prescribing referral form from the health practitioner. 
Data collected for the service user includes; NHS number, name, title, date of birth, gender, ethnicity, religion, patients GP’s surgery, telephone number, safeguarding issues, address, emergency contact details, health conditions, disabilities, reasons for referral.  The patients’ verbal consent to referral is also recorded.
Data collected for the referrer is limited to; name, organisation, email address.
Data for each service user is stored on password protected cloud based database which can only be accessed an authorised staff member.  Their paper file is stored in a lockable filing cabinet based in the SP office.  Any archived files are stored in lockable filing cabinets within the SP office. Any lockable cabinets have restricted, pre authorised staff access.
In addition, any information circulated as part of the Service will not include personal information such as name and contact details – reference will only be made to an allocated SP Patient Number for confidentiality.  Referral forms being sent to external organisations are also password protected for security.
You have the right to request a copy of the information we have stored about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of the personal data we hold, please write to: Catherine Burn, The Old Abbey School, Worksop, Notts. S80 2BU or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You are entitled to ask us to correct or remove any information.  In the event of a valid request, we shall provide you witha copy of the requested information withing 1 month.


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