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This guide provides additional information to help PCNs introduce the social prescribing link worker role into their multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) as part of the expansion of the primary care workforce introduced through the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) 22/23 Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme. It also provides information to deliver the proactive social prescribing element of the Network Contract DES Personalised Care service specification.
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Implementation checklist for introducing social prescribing link workers into PCNs.
PCN shared local social prescribing plan template.
Sample job description and person specification for asocial prescribing link worker.