Social prescribing webinar

Date
Tuesday, 22nd January 2019
Time
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Website
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Chloe Reeves and Aimie Cole, who have been leading the ‘Doing the Right Thing’ programme collaboration with Somerset STP for the Richmond Group of health charities, will be presenting findings on social prescribing from the last 18 months of work.

Social prescribing is currently receiving a lot of national attention: it features in the NHS Long Term Plan and is a core component of the government’s Loneliness Strategy. As such, this is a timely webinar, which collates and presents learning from:

  • A review of other social prescribing services around the country;
  • Insight from a Britain Thinks focus group with people likely to use social prescribing services;
  • Community research in Somerset to look at what works well and local views on social prescribing;
  • Insight from an evidence review by the University of West England;
  • Insight from data modelling and financial feasibility testing conducted by formerly OPM (now Traverse).

The webinar will look at:

  • What social prescribing is and is not;
  • The who, what and why of social prescribing;
  • How social prescribing can be delivered and the five essentials;
  • Language and how to talk about social prescribing;
  • How to measure social prescribing;
  • Considerations around commissioning and funding of social prescribing.

This is an open webinar for anyone interested in social prescribing.

Please sign up using this link

If you are interested but unable to join the webinar, please register anyway as findings will be shared with afterwards.


What is a webinar?

A webinar is an online seminar. You will usually need a computer that is connected to the internet, and a telephone. You will see PowerPoint slides presented on your computer screen, and there is usually an opportunity to type in a ‘chat’ box at the side of the screen if you have any questions. In order to hear the presenter and participants, you can either phone in to the meeting, or request that the meeting automatically phones you, which is free, even to a mobile. You hear the meeting audio over your phone, like a conference call, while watching your screen. You can usually ask questions or make comments if you want to, but you don’t have to if you want to just listen.