Social Prescribing Portsmouth launch

Social Prescribing is a means of enabling GPs and other frontline healthcare professionals to refer patients to a link worker – to provide them with a face to face conversation during which they can learn about the possibilities and design their own personalised solutions, i.e. ‘co-produce’ their ‘social prescription’- so that people with social, emotional or practical needs are empowered to find solutions which will improve their health and wellbeing.

The Social Prescribing Portsmouth team can help in three ways

  • By giving people time to explore and define what is important for their wellbeing, helping to identify issues they would like to address
  • Walk alongside people to access services, activities and resources of community support
  • Plan for challenges and build resilience

What people say

“I just wanted to say since our first meeting I’ve felt better about my situation. I feel like a person and not a patient for the first time in my life I don’t feel my fibro is controlling me and rather the other way around and I’m living my life, so thank you”

“I wish this service had been around a long time ago”

How to access the Service

People over 18 who are living in the PO1-PO6 postcodes can be referred to the Social Prescribing Service by anyone within a GP Practice, including reception staff, as well as NHS Solent Teams. The Service also works with specific departments at QA Hospital.

Once a referral has been made, a member of the Social Prescribing team will get in touch within two days to discuss the situation and goals.

Contact Us

Please email

Phone 023 9206 5504

We look forward to hearing from you.