The GPC agreed plans with NHS England to fund social prescribing link workers for Primary Care Networks in England, as part of the English GP contract agreement. Social Prescribing schemes are targeted at patients who visit their GPs but do not necessarily immediately require clinical treatment. These schemes aim to address the wider determinants of health problems with supported access to community groups and voluntary organisations. GPC England has drafted this guidance to help GPs harness the benefits of social prescribing schemes through close collaboration with link workers who will, from 1 July 2019, join their extended primary care teams. Download the guidance below.