Social prescribing: Reference guide and technical annex for primary care networks

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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.



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.