What is an information prescription?
An information prescription is a ‘one-stopshop’ for information. It brings together lots of different sources of information into one place.
It helps you to easily find the advice, contact details and support you need.
Who are information prescriptions for?
Information prescriptions are for people with long-term health and social care needs and their carers.
What’s inside an information prescription?
An information prescription has the following sections:
• Your condition
• Counselling, advice and family services
• Home and local services
• Voluntary, support and community groups
• Leisure, sport and work
• Benefits, legal and financial advice
• General health and wellbeing
Each section contains contact details for groups that understand and support your condition as well as links to websites and leaflets that provide useful information.
How can I get an information prescription?
There are two ways to get an information prescription:
• From a health or social care professional (such as your GP or social worker).
They will talk to you about your situation and what information you need. They will request a prescription which can be sent to you by email or in the post.
• From the website www.nottsinfoscript.co.uk
You can make your own choices on the website to get your information prescription. This can be saved to your own computer or printed out. If you don’t select all the options first time you can go back and re-do your prescription at a later date. If your situation changes you can ask for a new prescription or do it yourself again online.
What makes an information prescription different?
• Comprehensive – an information prescription has a wide range of information from many different organisations.
• Local – it gives details of local groups and networks that can help and support you.
• Personal – the information is tailored for your condition, age and where you live.