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Social Prescriber vacancy Posted on 24 Jun 2020

Vacancy for a full time Social Prescriber

An opportunity has a risen for a full time Social Prescriber Link Worker to join the team at Kingskerswell & Ipplepen Medical Practice, Albany Surgery in Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey and Chudleigh Medical Practice. The teams across the three practices have an excellent reputation as friendly, hardworking, high achieving accredited training practices. The practices have been rated Good or Outstanding by CQC, with consistent, positive GP patient survey results which demonstrate the strong patient centred customer focus and efficiency of the teams.  


The Role

It’s an exciting time to join us, we currently have a Social Prescribing Lead within the team and we have established a need to expand and support the Social Prescribing Role and purpose. We are looking to recruit up to two Full Time Social Prescribers to co-locate within our practices.  We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to come into our social prescribing team and deliver personalised care to our patient population. You will work as a team member of the Newton West Primary Care Network (PCN), sharing best practice and knowledge for the benefit of patients.


You will be working in partnership with local voluntary, community services and agencies, ensuring the best outcome for patients.


The Candidate

The successful candidates will be working with the PCN under direct supervisions of our Social Prescribing Lead, supporting the three member practices by supporting patients who have long-term health conditions (including support for mental health), people who are lonely or isolated, or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing in accessing the services most suited to their needs.


The role will be pivotal in identifying potential unmet needs in our patient population and addressing inequalities.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to be a good listener, have time for people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other. You should have experience of working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges. You will have great interpersonal skills in supporting people, community groups and local organisations. You will need to have the ability to co-ordinate and navigate complex directory of services across voluntary, community and other public sector organisations.


The Job Description, which includes the Person Specification, provides a full outline of responsibilities and requirement for this role.


To apply,  applicants should submit a detailed CV and supporting statement of no more than 500 words explaining why you want to join our team and how you feel you could help shape the future of local Healthcare delivery.


The practice uses the clinical system - TPP SystmOne


We are offering a starting salary of £22,000


To enquire further please contact Social Prescriber Andrea Warren on


Closing date by close of play on Monday 6th July, interviews will be held on Thursday 16th July.



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