London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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The London Borough of Tower Hamlets (About this sound pronunciation (help·info)) is a London Borough in East London which covers much of the traditional East End.

Social Prescribing

Tower Hamlets has a history of providing social prescribing in two GP practices, the Bromley-by-Bow Centre and the Mission Practice.

In 2016, Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group funded an 18 month roll-out of social prescribing across the borough with Tower Hamlets GP Care Group, acting as lead provider organisation. The service is delivered by 10 Social Prescribers; each GP practice has a named Social Prescriber. The service offers one-to-one appointments where people can talk about their concerns and the factors that affect their health to a specialist who will identify and organise the best assistance, often through local voluntary services.