Dear GP/ Practice Manager
The Doncaster Social Prescribing Service continues to grow from strength to strength and has now received over 1300 referrals from the GPs in Doncaster since the projects inception in August 2014.
We would like to remind you that the Social Prescribing Service only has 2 exclusions in its referral criteria they being;
1) People experiencing acute episodes of psychosis; and
2) People with primary issues of drug and alcohol misuse
Please could you also include any potential risk information you have about the patient/ or any persons living at the address on the referral form.
The Social Prescribing Advisors visit client homes on their own and are female and whilst we have a great lone working policy and systems of protection this information is also crucial.
We want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all your continued support and sincerely hope that this service is making a difference to your patients lives .