Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing Link Workers

Improving the health and wellbeing of Bassetlaw residents through supported access and navigation into local services and support

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Your social prescribing link workers are specialists with a wealth of knowledge and experience about services in Bassetlaw.

Who can get help from the service?
Anyone over the age of 16 who is registered with a Bassetlaw GP.

What does the Social Prescriber do?
The Social Prescribing Link Workers will take the time to discuss with patients the many voluntary, community and statutory services that may help to improve a patients health and wellbeing alongside any existing medical treatment.

The link workers can help to:

Identify groups which may offer additional support to help patients understand and manage their medical condition

Access community social groups by giving a patient a named contact and specific group information

Access benefits, debt and welfare advice

Address loneliness and isolation issues by encouraging participation with local activity groups

Access information on a wide range of services for the whole family

Click here for the Social Prescribing Link Worker leaflet including contact information

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.

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: Andria Birch, The Old Abbey School, Worksop, Notts. S80 2BU or email andria.birch@bcvs.org.uk.  You are entitled to ask us to correct or remove any information.  In the event of a valid request, we shall provide you with a copy of the requested information within 1 month.