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How to introduce a social prescribing champion model

20th December 2018

This guidance outlines an approach for NHS commissioners and senior managers to introduce a social prescribing champion model – one that may be supported by a digital platform, to enhance your local social prescribing offer. The guidance is also aimed at those directly in charge of implementation and delivery of a social prescribing service from […]

Social prescribing: our vision for London 2018-2028

6th December 2018

Over the last few months, the Healthy London Partnership (HLP) proactive care team has been working closely with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and other key stakeholders to develop a ‘Social Prescribing Vision for London’. The vision has been developed by the GLA, NHS England, HLP and the London Social Prescribing Network, in collaboration with […]

[VIDEO] What is social prescribing?

5th June 2018

An animation explaining how using local community activities alongside clinical treatments creates more holistic health and care solutions for individuals. The animation is designed for commissioners, GPs and other health and care providers to use with colleagues and patients to help promote the benefits of social prescribing. It explains how linking patients with local organisations […]

London social prescribing dashboard

15th November 2017

Our interactive dashboard shows the potential cost benefits for social prescribing and expert patient programmes in London.  These are localised population health analysis tools, including heat maps, developed to support planning and implementation of social prescribing in London. Use the tools to explore potential savings created by using social prescribing initiatives. Go to the online […]

Steps towards implementing self-care

26th October 2017

This is a practical guide to implementing self-care. It aims to support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to work closely with appropriate local partners to increase the number of people who care for themselves effectively. London has committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of its citizens. This includes helping people look after their own health better, and making it […]

[VIDEO] How to provide social prescribing services

26th October 2017

A visual guide to social prescribing designed to help local commissioners take the first steps towards implementing social prescribing locally. This animation draws on what we have learned so far and from the best available evidence to support local implementation.  This guide has been co-produced with experts by experience from NHS North West London Collaboration of […]

Personalisation and self-care case for change

26th October 2017

This report outlines the case for change for increasing personalisation of London’s health and care and encouraging more self-care.  Poor citizen experience and outcomes,  growing demand from an ageing population, more people with one or more long-term conditions, fragmented and unsustainable models of care and an unprecedented financial challenge are all reasons underpinning why the health […]

Social prescribing: Steps towards implementing self care

5th January 2017

A guide to implementing social prescribing in London. It is designed for commissioners and local leaders and offers practical advice on how to take the first steps toward local social prescribing. It draws on learning and inspiration from London’s early adopters and innovators, including Bromley-by-Bow, Rotherham, Bristol, City & Hackney.