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hvoss (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service)

Community Links Social Prescribing

More support for patients throughout the county to improve their wellbeing is available thanks to this new project. In collaboration with 16 GP Practices in the county, hvoss secured money from NHS England to employ 3 Social Prescribers. The work is being trialled with a view to a full county roll out next year.

The Social Prescribing service is non medical, and works to connect people with services, information and advice that can improve their wellbeing. Social Prescribers also provide support and an important listening service to patients who are finding life a challenge.

The project is working closely with Herefordshire Council’s WISH and Community Brokers team, Public Health and Taurus Healthcare.

Social Prescribers are based in 16 GP Practices and take referrals from GP’s and health practitioners. Looking at non medical forms of support, advice and information Social Prescribers are able to support patients to improve their wellbeing. Some of the issues patients present with are low mood,  loneliness, housing, finance, staying independent at home.

Contact details are:

Tracy Price,  Community Links Social Prescriber, phone 07731 014606

The Marches Surgery, Leominster

Westfield Surgery, Leominster

The Mortimer Practice (3 branches, Coarse Orchard, Kingsland, Orleton Surgery, Orleton, Leintwardine Surgery, Leintwardine)

Weobley and Staunton Surgery

Kington Medical Centre


St Katherines Surgery, Ledbury

Ledbury Market Surgery

Colwall Surgery, Colwall

Cradley Surgery, Cradwell

Nunwell Surgery, Bromyard


Alton St Ross on Wye

Pendeen Surgery, Ross –on Wye

Much Birch Surgery, Much Birch

Fownhope Medical Centre, Fownhope

Golden Valley, Peterchurch

Kingstone, Kingstone