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Celebrating Social Prescribing Day

Celebrating Social Prescribing Day Today is Social Prescribing Day. Since 2019, the day has been set aside to celebrate Social Prescribing Link Workers and local and national organisations that work to support our overall health and well-being. It is also a chance to highlight and introduce social prescribing to people who may not be familiar … Continued

Meet and Move: Helping those at risk of Frailty or Isolation

Meet and Move: Helping those at risk of Frailty or Isolation In Jesmond and Lower Gosforth PCN, we have a network Physiotherapist to work with patients at our four GP practices. Rachel Cowey joined the network in October 2020, having worked extensively as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist after completing her BSc in physiotherapy. Rachel’s role within … Continued

How Social Prescribing helps people at risk of frailty 

How Social Prescribing helps people at risk of frailty One of the stated aims of Primary Care Networks, when the NHS introduced them in 2019, was a focus on preventative health care. By intervening before someone becomes unwell or their health problems increase, we can keep our population healthier for longer.   This proactive approach benefits … Continued

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