Who is the Ways to Wellness service for?
The Ways to Wellness service is for people with certain long-term health conditions, aged 40 to 74, who attend GP practices within the pre-existing NHS Newcastle West Clinical Commissioning Group area (now part of Newcastle Gateshead CCG).
The eligible long-term health conditions are:
- Chronic breathing difficulties (COPD) or Asthma
- Diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2)
- Heart Disease
- Thinning of the bones (osteoporosis)
- Any of the above with depression and/or anxiety
If you have any of the listed long-term health conditions, are aged 40 to 74 and attend one of the GP practices found via the above link and are interested in Ways to Wellness please ask your GP, nurse or other healthcare professional for more information.
Ways to Wellness' Chair Chris Drinkwater and Senior Link Worker Louise Cooke recently took part in a BMJ podcast on Social Prescribing.Read more
This service has been a very great help as it has resolved a lot of issues that worried me.