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Guide to setting up a social prescribing scheme

Up to 8.Use social prescribing
May 13. 2019

A new guide from NHS England aims to accelerate the process of establishing or building on a social prescribing scheme. 

"Social prescribing and community-based support, a summary guide" enables:

  • increased understanding of what good social prescribing looks like and why social prescribing improves outcomes and experiences for people, their families and carers, as well as achieving more value from the system
  • commissioning of local social prescribing connector schemes, enabling all general practices, local authorities and other agencies to refer people with wider social needs to community-based support
  • collaborative working amongst all local partners at a ‘place-based’ local level, to recognise the value of community groups and assets and to enable people to build or rebuild friendships, community connections and a sense of belonging, as well as accessing existing services.

Download the guide here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/social-prescribing-and-community-based-support-summary-guide/

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