Involve Kent

30 Turkey Court

Ashford Road

Maidstone

ME14 5PP

Charity no: 1066911

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T: 03000 810005

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SUPPORT FOR PRIMARY CARE NETWORKS

We are expert provider of social prescribing Link Workers to GPs; insured, trained and managed to NHS standards

"‘I think you have a great model in West Kent and are an inspiration to the ‘system’"- STP Senior Project Manager

  • Experienced provider currently delivering social prescribing and community navigation across West Kent fully compliant with NHS guidance, partnered with Department of Health and Social Care and the Clinical Commissioning Group

  • Link Workers employed by Involve with all HR and associated liabilities managed

  • Recruited through wide advertising, rigorous selection processes and appropriate screening

  • Induction and training including motivational interviewing and safeguarding

  • Support, supervision, and performance management ensuring full compliance with NHS social prescribing competency framework 

  • Systems, processes, policies and tools in place to ensure Link Workers deliver an effective, patient centred and outcomes-based service meeting the needs of their Primary Care Network

  • Advice and support from Involve Information Officer providing access to over 1200 local groups and organisations to ‘prescribe’ to

  • Involve community venues/ offices across West Kent for Link Workers to operate if GP practice space is an issue

  • Information Governance, data systems and processes enabling reporting including impact on the person and the system eg reduced GP appointments

  • Appropriately insured and indemnified; liability sits with Involve

  • Risk management systems embedded including support for complex cases with multiagency involvement

 

Involve can support your Primary Care Network to access the investment for social prescribing and provide a fully managed, indemnified service compliant with NHS guidelines and within budget

Hear from our CEO Charlotte Osborn-Forde about how Involve has developed social prescribing and the impact on primary care, on the General Practice podcast produced by Ockham Healthcare.