Ribblesdale Medical Practice

Social prescribing

What is social prescribing?

“Social Prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral, is a means of enabling GP’s, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non clinical services.” – NHS
Social Prescribing is not in place of clinical services, but in addition to.

The service is here to support those who:

  • Are Adults who are aged 18 + and registered with a Bury GP
  • Are Lonely or isolated
  • Have social needs that affect their well-being
  • Need support with their mental health
  • Have one or more long term condition

Beacon Service in Bury

Contact the Beacon Service on 0161 518 5550 or email buccg.beaconservice@nhs.net to see how they can help you!