Social Navigator, Granta Primary Care Home
Kelly’s social prescribing journey started when she joined the GP practice nine years ago as a receptionist. During her time in this role she helped facilitate community weight loss groups, set up walking groups and became the carers co-ordinator. She then moved into clinical coding giving her a real insight into medical issues that can affect patients. In early 2018, Granta Primary Care Home, now a group of five merged practices and a patient population of 44,000, secured funding from their local district and county councils for a social prescribing service, an opportunity that Kelly helped to develop.