In May 2018 I was appointed as the new Social Navigator for Granta Medical practices. This is an exciting opportunity to improve our patients' physical, mental and social wellbeing, funded by South Cambridgeshire District Council.
The Social Navigator programme is a non-clinical role acting as a link between patients of Granta Medical Practices and community projects and services.
An individual wellbeing plan will be created between myself and the patient, providing the patient with details of all groups and services in their area of interest and value to them. Patients will be asked to complete a questionnaire at this point, and again at around 6 and 12 months to help us show the service is making a difference in the community.
We hope that patients will engage in the groups and services identified for them and this will result in a positive impact on their wellbeing with my support.