The Grays Lives Project: Supporting patients in the community

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By Katie Sewell

SOCIAL proscribing is not the snappiest of titles but if it I something that can help thousands of people in Grays, then it has to be praised.

Social prescribing is a way of linking patients in primary care with sources of support within the community. It provides GPs with a non-medical referral option that can operate alongside existing treatments to improve health and wellbeing.

As part of our Beehive interviews, we interviewed Lorraine Fugl, in order to find out how her organisation helps the lives of people in Grays.

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