Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1GT

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NHS

Telephone: 01584 872 939

Fax: 01584 879 031

portcullis.surgery@nhs.net

M Social Prescribing Advisor

Social Prescribing is a non-medical programme designed to help people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs.

This may include those who may be;

  • Caring for someone who cannot manage without this help
  • Living with a long-term health condition
  • Wanting to change their lifestyle e.g. giving up smoking or losing weight
  • Feeling worried or anxious
  • Feeling lonely or socially isolated

Portcullis Surgery now has access to this service via the South Shropshire Primary Care Network (SWPCN). A social prescribing service is available to be referred to from primary care by Doctors and ANPs. Please ask for a telephone call with a dr to discuss being referred to a social prescriber advisor for help.

Social prescribing can be of benefit because:

  • It has been estimated that around 20% of patients consult their GP for what is primarily a social problem
  • Often people want to improve their situation, but need support and motivation in order to make a positive change
  • Social prescribing facilitates the use of non-clinical support and provides a link to local community support; change management via a person centred approach.

Social prescribing in South Shropshire can provide:

  • A referral pathway into health-promoting community interventions, targeting patients with social or behavioural factors that pose a risk to their health.
  • The programme offers more than signposting and includes one to one support from a social prescribing advisor (trained in behaviour change), along with data recording, measuring outcomes and governance.

Eligibility and indications for referral:

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 20:00
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 20:00
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Friday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
    Open one Sat per month Pre-booked appointments only. Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
    Call 111 for advice OOH