Ways to Wellness Link Workers provide support to people with certain long-term health conditions who are referred by their GP in Newcastle West. A Link Worker works with each person referred, on a one-to-one basis, in the areas they most need support


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Ways to Wellness is for people with certain long-term health conditions who attend GP practices within what was Newcastle West Clinical Commissioning Group area. The service provides patients with a Link Worker to meet one-to-one with them to identify and work to overcome their current barriers to managing their long-term conditions.


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Posted July 21st 2017

Research shows that involvement in the Ways to Wellness service increases patients' feeling of control and self-confidence, reduces their social isolation and has a positive impact on their health-related behaviours, including weight loss, healthier eating and increased physical activity. Patients reported improved management of their long-term conditions, improved mental health, greater resilience and more effective problem-solving strategies.

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