What is the GP Social Work Program?
The GP Social Work Program is a hospital avoidance program commissioned by the Sydney Northern Primary Health Network supporting people to stay well and healthy in their chosen community.
A GP can refer anyone to the service including:
• People with high and or complex care needs requiring support from a range of community care providers.
• Carers at risk of stress or burnout – requiring support and assistance in their caring role.
• People who have difficulty navigating and accessing support services e.g. the NDIS or aged care service system.
• Anyone who has had a recent and or recurrent hospitalisation due to care and support needs.
• People with complex family situations including family and domestic violence.
• People with alcohol or substance abuse dependency.
• People who may be experiencing loneliness and isolation.
• People who may hoard or live in squalor.
The program exists to support GPs to provide holistic care to their patients.
Our Social Workers will work with individuals and their families to develop a set of goals, and support them to link to appropriate services and supports to meet those goals.
How to access the program?
GPs and practice staff can refer patients to the GP Social Work Team at CCNB.
We can arrange for a Social Worker to meet patients in the general practice environment, or follow up at a convenient time in their home or community.