This initiative is provided in conjunction with Pathways Community Interest Company, a third sector organisation, and covers the whole of the South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance.
The programme is designed as a single point of access service to wider community provision to support patient’s wellbeing where the issues are of a non-medical nature e.g. social isolation, financial difficulties, housing concerns etc.
GP Practices can refer to this service where patients are assigned an individual case manager who will provide tailored support dependent on their needs, working with the patient to improve their health and wellbeing. Patients can also self-refer.
This service benefits patients as it assists them in focussing on the root cause problem which may previously have resulted in the use of medication at times when people are feeling low and depressed.