This Social Prescribing in Secondary Care: How to guide is aimed at NHS commissioners and senior managers, as well as those directly in charge of implementation and delivery of the service from both the NHS and voluntary providers.
Using learning gained from the Social Prescribing Service in Secondary Care pilot (‘Family Action’s pilot service’), in partnership with Family Action, this guide has been developed to help you implement Social Prescribing in Secondary Care.
- Section 1 contains information about what to consider when deciding if a social prescribing service in secondary care is right for your situation, and what to be aware of in the initial planning stages. It is intended to support Commissioners and Senior Managers who are planning to commission social prescribing in secondary care services
- Section 2 contains information about how to implement a service once it has been commissioned. It is intended to support managers from both hospital and voluntary sector providers who will be directly in charge of implementation and delivery of the service
- Section 3 contains helpful resources to support decision-making and service delivery. It is intended to support all sections and gives further detail on earlier content.