Social Prescribing The Social Prescription Programme is available to support people with health and well-being needs including chronic conditions. The service is open to all patients aged 18+ who present to their GP with issues that have a non-clinical underlying cause. Patients may have a social need or chronic condition and regularly attend the GP surgery or are at risk of unplanned admission. Navigators will meet patients referred by their GP at their practice and will signpost them to appropriate services from a range of over 500 available in Thurrock. Every patient will be treated holistically and the point of referral will be determined by individual need and could include information advice and guidance to support health, finance and social isolation. Navigators will allocate up to one hour with their patient and will arrange follow-up meetings to track progress and provide support. GPs will be updated on their patient’s development and referral pathway. If you would like to discuss the Social Prescribing programme further please contact our team on 01375 389876. Please consider the social prescribing team will be unable to take self-referrals.