Primary Care Link Workers - Social Prescribing in York

Primary Care Link Workers

Social Prescribing in York

Primary Care Link Workers are part of the Social Prescribing Team at York CVS. The Primary Care Link Workers are social prescribers based in GP surgeries across York, working alongside individuals to get to know them, and ultimately help them improve their health and wellbeing.

Often people access their GP for what is primarily a social issue, (e.g. loneliness, isolation, financial problems), social prescribing helps provide individuals with an alternative to medical intervention. The team are well placed to address the root cause of these difficulties, and are able to meet individuals in their surgery or out in the community, wherever an individual prefers.

This is a non-judgemental service to support individuals to make small changes, that could make a big impact on their quality of life. If you would like to access this service or find out more call 01904 437911 or contact your GP surgery to be referred.

Primary Care Link Worker, Lucy Kitson tells us about her work:

I love being a Primary Care Link Worker and bringing back a person’s spark. The big strengths of social prescribing are the person centred practice, and the focus on making use of existing resources to help the person.

I love that social prescribing is all about helping patients make the decisions that are right for them. They’re not being told what to do. The aim is to reduce a person’s isolation, to support people in building a support network and enabling them to have the tools to build their resilience. It is a privilege to watch someone’s life turn round for the better.

Primary Care Link Workers - Social Prescribing in York

Get in touch:

To access this service and find out more call 01904 437911 or contact your GP surgery to be referred.

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Meet the team:

Abbie Myers

Abbie Myers

Primary Care Link Worker, Priory Medical Group

I currently cover all 9 of the *Priory Medical Group surgeries across York.

Anna Harrison

Anna Harrison

Primary Care Link Worker (Social Prescribing) for York Medical Group

I cover our surgeries in Woodthorpe, Acomb, Tower Court, Water Lane, 32 Clifton, Monkgate and York St John University.

Catherine Claudius- Cole

Catherine Claudius- Cole

Primary Care Link Worker (Social Prescribing)

I cover Yorvik Gillygate, Unity Practice and Dalton Terrace surgery.

Louise Moss

Louise Moss

Primary Care Link Worker (Social Prescribing) for West, Outer and North East York PCN

I cover Haxby and Wiggington, Stockton-on-the-Forest, Huntington and New Earswick Surgeries.

Lora Stephenson

Lora Stephenson

Primary Care Link Worker (Social Prescribing), Priory Medical Group

I currently cover all 9 of the *Priory Medical Group surgeries across York.

Lucy Kitson

Lucy Kitson

Primary Care Link Worker (Social Prescribing) at York Medical Group

I cover our surgeries in Woodthorpe, Acomb, Tower Court, Water Lane, 32 Clifton, Monkgate and York St John University.

Heidi Moon

Heidi Moon

Primary Care Link Worker (Social Prescribing)

Currently on Maternity Leave

Holly Firth-Davies

Holly Firth-Davies

Primary Care Link Worker (Social Prescribing) for Haxby Group Practice, Front Street Surgery and Old School Medical Practice.

I cover surgeries in Haxby, Acomb, Copmanthorpe, Bishopthorpe and Poppleton.

Toni Dutton

Toni Dutton

Primary Care Link Worker (Social Prescribing)

I cover Jorvik Gillygate and Unity surgeries. 

*The 9 Priory Street Medical surgery locations are: Priory Medical Centre on Cornlands Road, RawcliffeSurgery, Clementhorpe Health Centre, Lavender Grove Surgery, Heworth Green Surgery, Fulford Surgery, Park View Surgery, Tang Hall Lane Surgery and Victoria Way Surgery.