Box 1.

Introduction to the questionnaire

‘We are seeking to understand how care navigators (or equivalents) are being implemented across CCGs. “Care navigators” have been loosely described as someone who helps identify non-medical needs of patients, and supports and signposts them to available services in the community. Other terms may be used for this role, including social prescriber, link worker, or community connector. We would be extremely grateful if you could advise us on such services in your CCG by answering these very brief questions.’
  • CCG = clinical commissioning group.