Dr Sam Hullah, Mosaic Healthcare’s Clinical Director, commented that both surgeries have noticed the immediate positive impact social prescribing has had for approaching 700 patients in just a matter of a few weeks. Many of these patients have had 2 or 3 contacts with Sarah, and as a result have not been seen by a GP, freeing up valuable time for us whilst giving the patients prompt access to the services they need.

“The Covid 19 pandemic has seen many of our patients needing support, namely with food and medication deliveries during this time. It has also been a time of financial worries and increased isolation and loneliness. Due to local knowledge and good links with community groups we have been able to sign post and refer patients to the appropriate support services for their area. Services that we have linked patients to include local community hubs, CAB, NHS Responders Scheme, Hospital from Home RVS Scheme, MIND and Adult Services. Being able to help with Covid 19 high risk screening calls provided reassurance and guidance to those patients during these uncertain, challenging times. “ Sarah Elkins, Social Prescriber, Mosaic Healthcare

‘Thank you for taking the time to listen to me and for checking that I am well and have everything I need’  ‘You’re the first person I have spoken to in a long time, thank you for giving me the local support information and putting me in touch with a befriender’  ‘I didn’t know your role existed within the surgery, what a great idea, it’s good to know that you are there to help with non- medical related issues’

Mosaic Healthcare PCN contact:

Paul Butterworth, Practice Manager,

paulbutterworth@nhs.net