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GP practice paid to divert lonely patients to charities


When I was social Care Commissioner for East Kent we piloted a Community Link Worker project in east Kent 5 years ago. The aim was reduce GP time which was non-medical and connect patients with existing community or social care resources( as well IAPT CBT) .It was so successful it is now Kent wide and funded by social care and public health and provided by Porchlight a local charity. We must stop seeing patients problems as either medical or social when most of the time they are both and have holistic needs.

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17 Jul 2014

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