Social Prescriber

Island City Network

Island City Network is an innovative, friendly and forward thinking healthcare group.
We are located in the fascinating Historic Naval City of Portsmouth on the South Coast. Where we lead others follow.
General Practice is changing at pace and we see this as a positive and opportunistic challenge.
Island City Network includes Derby Road Group Practice, Lake Road Practice and John Pounds Surgery. Our combined list size is c.33,000 patients.
Island City Network is proud and enthusiastic to be an inventive front runner in the new era of The Primary Care Network.

The Job and Background
In recent years the role of General Practice and Community Care has expanded at an exponential rate. Traditionally GP’s with a small team were able to meet the vast majority of their patient’s needs.
Over time societal change, population increases and role expansion has changed the face of General Practice forever.
One aspect of this growth has highlighted that many patients may benefit from the help of a Social Prescriber to support and guide them to the appropriate service for their needs. Tablets and medical advice have their role but huge value can be found for some patients in community groups and services.
GP’s are no longer a viable default option. A wider health professional approach is needed and Social Prescribers are the newest exciting addition to our Island City Network Team.
As our social prescriber you will be working as a navigator to improve the health and wellbeing of our network population by signposting and referrring to local non clinical services.

Hours Of Work And Pay
37.5hrs per week (part time applications will also be considered)
Equivalent to NHS band 5 Job role (£24,214 – £30,112) depending on experience, competency levels and qualifications.

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Posted by / October 13, 2019