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Ways to Wellness social prescribing scheme

NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG

  • Summary

    Ways to Wellness aims to improve patients’ quality of life and reduce their use of mainstream health services by enabling them to lead healthier lives and better manage their conditions whilst reducing the costs of meeting their needs.
    To achieve this, Ways to Wellness provides patients with a Link Worker to help them to identify and work to overcome current barriers to managing their long-term conditions. The Link Workers will work with patients to produce an agreed action plan, which may include a range of activities, such as:
     Getting involved in local groups and activities
     Developing positive relationships
     Accessing specialist services and support
     Healthy eating and cooking
     Getting more active
     Getting support around benefits and welfare rights
    The Aims
    Ways to Wellness sets itself apart from other social prescribing schemes by the levels of integration with the work of general practices and the project’s long term nature. The project is financed for seven years on an outcome based contract and will offer social prescribing for up to 3,500 patients at any one time in the west of Newcastle.

    • pdf
    LEN case study Newcastle Gateshead CCG - Ways to Wellness Case Study (2).pdf

Contact Name

Guy Pilkington

Job Title

Assistant Chair, NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG

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