Social Prescribing Event

Our Social Prescribing team will be regular attenders at the Forget Me Not Club at Prestwood Village Hall from Tuesday the 3rd of May between 2-4pm. This event is a Monthly fixture and is held the first Tuesday of the month. 

Please feel free to pop along and meet the team!

Dr Mallard-Smith

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Get the NHS App

We have decided to use the NHS App instead of Patient Access for online access in future, although we’ll still respond to Patient Access requests.  The NHS App has a number of advantages for you and us, which we have described on the Online Services page of the surgery website where there are also instructions on how to upload the NHS app and register with it. 

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Social Prescribers

Social Prescribers

We are lucky here at John Hampden to have a team of 3 Social Prescribers supporting our multidisciplinary team.




What is Social Prescribing.

Many things affect your health and wellbeing. We often find we have a lot of visits from patients who are feeling isolated, lonely, stressed out by work, money and housing problems. Sometimes its the stress of managing different long term condition.

That's where social prescribing comes in. It starts with a conversation. It might be the conversation you've had with one of our nurses, doctors or another member of our team. They will refer you to a social prescribing link worker. The link worker is there to listen to you, and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you feel better.

Link workers might also introduce you to a community group, a new activity or a local club. Or they might help you find legal advice or debt counselling. They might just help you find information and guidance: a bit of inside knowledge on your situation or what local resources there are available. They could even support you to create something new such as a gardening club, a fishing group, a 'mens shed' or knit and knatter group.

Social prescribing can help you to have more control over your own health and find ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you.

We are lucky here at John Hampden to have 4 Social Prescribers supporting our multidisciplinary team.

What is a Social Prescriber



Please see link below for the Social Prescribing Newsletter - Dec 2020.

December 2020 Newsletter

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