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Social prescribing outlined as key component to making personalised care the norm

6th February 2019

For many years the NHS has talked about the need to shift towards a more personalised approach to health and care. A one-size-fits-all health and care system simply cannot meet the increasing complexity of people’s needs and expectations. The NHS Long Term Plan is clear the time has come to give people the same choice […]

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 […]

Social Prescribing in Secondary Care: How to guide

6th November 2018

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 […]

How pharmacies and voluntary organisations are tackling social isolation among older people


29th October 2018

Lydia Shellien-Walker from Ageing Better in Camden explains how they are tackling social isolation and loneliness among older people by drawing on existing skills and resources in the local community as one of fourteen national Big Lottery Fund Ageing Better programmes. “In October 2015, Ageing Better in Camden undertook a two year project which saw […]

How social prescribing is improving the lives of Londoners and helping them to thrive

11th October 2018

Amelia Howard, Senior Manager — New Models of Care and Proactive Care Lead at Healthy London Partnership, reflects on how social prescribing is helping to having a positive impact in linking patients in primary care with sources of support within the community across London. “In the last 12 months I’ve been on a journey to understand Social Prescribing — what […]

Personalised and Proactive Care London Forum

1st October 2018

The national personalised care team and Healthy London Partnership – proactive care team are jointly hosting the Personalised and Proactive Care London forum on 15 October at 9.30am – 3.30pm. We are working together to support the five London STPs to embed personalised and proactive care. Personalised Care is based on Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) […]

Social prescribing gains traction at NHS Expo 2018

7th September 2018

Healthy London Partnership’s Proactive Care Team attended the NHS Expo conference in Manchester 5-6 September and hosted a ‘sofa conversation’ about social prescribing along with colleagues from NHS England. It was a good opportunity to meet people from around the country who are similarly passionate about social prescribing and tell them about the great work […]

Gardening with the RHS for good mental health

5th June 2018

Healthy London Partnership joined colleagues from NHS England to volunteer in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Feel Good Garden at Chelsea Flower Show between 22-26 May 2018. The Feel Good Garden was awarded worthy winner this year and recognised the NHS’s 70th birthday and the therapeutic benefits of gardening. The garden will be relocated to […]

[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 […]