Other resources for Social Prescribers

  • Summary Guide – gives a clear picture of what a good social prescribing scheme looks like. It also includes a Common Outcomes Framework to help measure the impact of social prescribing on people, the local system, and the voluntary and community sector.
  • Reference Guide for PCNs – provides information on setting up social prescribing services including support for recruitment, induction and supervision. It also outlines what quality assurance measures are necessary, and how information can be gathered to help develop a consistent evidence base for social prescribing.
  • Welcome and induction pack for link workers in primary care networks.
  • Handout for practice staff to give to people who are referred to a social prescribing link worker.

A regular series of webinars focuses on topics covering key approaches to effective social prescribing.

Presentations used on previous webinars are available on the social prescribing Future NHS collaboration platform. If you are not already a member email england.socialprescribing@nhs.net. Topics covered include:

  • Co-producing personalised care and support plans
  • Using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM)
  • Assessing wellbeing – using the ONS4 Wellbeing tool
  • Safeguarding
  • Looking after yourself and effective use of supervision
  • Supporting community groups to receive people
  • Keeping people physically active
  • Connecting people to nature
  • Making every contact count
  • Creative support – connecting people to the arts
  • Connecting people to local sports clubs

The current series of webinars (spring 2020) is focussing on support for link workers who are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. More details are on the social prescribing Future NHS collaboration platform.