Social Prescribing is a means of enabling GP’s, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer patients to a wide range of local, non-clinical services.

Walking for Health – no booking required
-All ages and abilities welcome
-Beneficial for everyone whether it be a health problem or loneliness
-Walks last around 30-40 minutes
-Ran by trained walking for health leaders
-Walks are every Wednesday and Thursday meeting at room 1 Lower Building at 9:30am

Knit and Natter – no booking required
-All abilities and ages welcome
– Great for meeting new friends, relaxation and stress relief
-Sessions last one hour
-Every other Friday afternoon in room 1 Lower building 14:30pm
-tea and coffee provided
-Ran by Heather Birnie and Sophia Murray-John

Alzheimer’s Society – booking required
We have Paul Devine– dementia advisor
-Clinic at the Upper Building surgery held every other Wednesday
-Available to contact patients by home visit or telephone anytime, not only Wednesday
-He can offer information and advice on diagnosis , wills, power of attorney, protecting property, available benefits ,assistive technology, links to other services and the future
-Also provides information to people who are worried about their memory or are in the process of getting a diagnosis
Please contact the surgery for a clinic appointment on 01665 656000, or contact Lucinda Hornsby on 01665650270 or lucinda.hornsby@nhs.net for more information or to arrange contact with Paul.
Northern Rights – booking required
For people who need some support to progress towards sustainable employment
– part -funded by the European Union Social Fund and self-funded, so they can offer FREE, informal and confidential 1:1 sessions at AMG (and throughout Northumberland)
– Appointments and drop-ins will be held in the Upper Building every Tuesday between 9:30am-11:30am
-To get in touch with Gill via gbarrett@northernrights.org.uk or on 07902962157 to find out how Northern rights can help you

Citizens Advice – booking required
We have Anne Lyst– Welfare Benefits/Macmillan Adviser from Citizens Advice Northumberland.
-Citizens advice appointments available every Monday at 9:30 or 13:30, face to face
-Also available for telephone advice
-For people struggling with Welfare benefits or would like to know what benefits you might be entitled to
For more information contact Lucinda Hornsby on 01665 650270 or email lucinda.hornsby@nhs.net.
To arrange an appointment please contact Lucinda or Reception on 01665 656000 if Lucinda isn’t available.