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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/07/2019.

Social Prescribing Link Worker

Job Reference: 888-GPA006

General Medical Practice
Circa £20,000 per annum

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.

This is an exciting time for General Practice. All practices within the county have come together to work in Primary Care Networks (PCNs). These are groups of GP practices working in partnership to support their local population.

As part of this many of our PCNs are now recruiting to their first roles, Social Prescribing Link Workers.

These roles will empower people and help them take control of their health and wellbeing. The ‘link worker’, through referral to non-medical interventions, will spend time with people to focus on ‘what matters to me’. They will take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Social prescribing can help to strengthen community resilience and personal resilience, and reduces health inequalities. These roles will help address the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity. They will increase people’s active involvement, support people with long-term conditions (including support for mental health), and those who are lonely or isolated, and ultimately will have a positive effect on wellbeing.

If you are interested in a new and exciting opportunity with one of our PCN please advise which area you are interested in on your application. Application deadline is 21st July with interviews planned to take place 26th July 2019 and 2nd August 2019.

We are supporting several PCNs to recruit to these roles including:

Northamptonshire Rural PCN

(Practices include: Crick, Byfield, Greens Norton & Weedon, Long Buckby, Saxon Spires)

Daventry PCN

(Practices include: Abbey and Danetre)

Blue PCN

(Practices include: St Lukes, Bugbrooke, Park Avenue, County, Brook)

Royal Parks PCN

(Practices include: Kingsthorpe, Langham Place, The Pines, Queensview, Kings Heath)

Rockingham Forest PCN

(Practices include: Lakeside Corby, Studfall and Headlands)

Brackley & Towcester PCN

(Practices include: Brackley, Towcester, Brook and Springfield)

Kettering & Southwest Rural PCN

(Practices include: Drylands, Mawsley and Burton)


(Practices include: Moulton, Woodview, Earls Barton, Penvale)


(Practices include: Eleanor Cross, Rillwood, Danes Camp)

Grand Union PCN

(Practices include: Abington, Greenview, Abington Park, King Edward Road, Leicester)


Practices include: The Mounts, Maple Access, Weston Favell (Dr Dias), Weston Favell (Dr Molla), Favell Plus


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