Crawley Social Prescribing

To access the service

Did you know that a new support service is available at Bridge Medical Centre.  Social Prescribing is a way of linking patients from this surgery with support and activities within the local community to help improve your physical and mental wellbeing. The support is free or low cost and includes social groups, physical activities, counselling, information and advice around debt, housing and benefits, help with particular issues or conditions and more.

If you are aged 18 or over, have a long-term medical condition, and feel that this support could help you, please ask your GP or a member of staff for a referral into the service.

Our Social Prescriber at Bridge Medical Centre is Tracy Olkers. Tracy will meet with you, and help you to access the support you need.

Here Tracy introduces herself and the Service:-

"I started work as a Social Prescriber for prescription Plus a Crawley Community Action Project in 2016. I am now working for the Crawley Care Collaborative PCN which includes the following Practices in the Crawley area, Bridge Medical Centre, Langley Corner Surgery, Leacroft Medical Practice and Southgate Medical Group. Many things can affect your health and wellbeing. Clinicians tell me that a lot of people visit them feeling isolated or lonely or stressed by work, money or housing related issues. Sometimes it’s the stress of managing different long-term health conditions. That’s where social prescribing comes in, it starts with a conversation. It might be the conversation you’ve just had with your clinician or with another person in the practice team. They will refer you, to me your practice social prescribing link worker, I can support you in finding appropriate low cost or free help or advice."