The purpose of a social worker within the practice is to ensure that the patient is supported throughout their journey. They are able to address your needs and establish a collaboration with social and community organisations. They are also able to use community assets to help you with your health and create the best outcome.
- Provides support (GP, Nurses, patients, and staff)
- Helps with care plans
- Advocating (extra help, care arrangements / plans, house upgrades etc.)
- Bereavement counselling
- Stress management
- Behavioral issues