This service enables health professionals to link their patients with all sorts of non-medical support available within their local community. It recognises that health and well-being is affected by many different factors, including social, economic and environmental.
Social prescribing can operate alongside existing medical treatments or be a stand-alone service that helps to improve patients’ health and wellbeing.
The aim of social prescribing is to give patients more control over their lives and help to improve how they’re feeling.
Taurus was commissioned by Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group to run this service for the county. It now employs a number of Social Prescribers, located throughout Herefordshire.
If you are interested in accessing the service, please ask the Reception staff at your GP Practice.