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GLA Officers are working in partnership with the NHS to support the development of social prescribing in London. They are developing networks across boroughs and STP areas and addressing local needs and priorities.
Learning Coordinators are providing training to approximately 100 new Primary Care Network (PCN) link workers in London, with more posts being recruited to.
It is not mandated by the NHS that PCNs have to recruit link workers, but previous partnership work between the NHS and the GLA has highlighted the benefits of social prescribing. Active GP clinical leads have helped the growing movement across London to position social prescribing as a key tool for creating health and wellbeing.