How many social prescribing link workers are there in England?

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Published: 22/10/2021

Notes

1. Data show the number of full-time equivalent social prescribing link workers based in primary care in England.

2. The target begins in Q2 2019/20 (end of September 2019), following the publication of the NHS Mental Health Implementation Plan, and extends to Q4 2023/24 (end of March 2024).

3. Data on the primary care network (PCN) workforce is limited and is not fully complete, therefore this chart includes an estimate of the number of social prescribing link workers based in primary care networks across England.

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