Social prescribing: two speedy ways you can contribute to ongoing research and development

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28 September, 2017


The Social Prescribing Network is promoting two surveys that support further research and development into successful social prescribing projects and impact measurement. If you or members of your network feel you can help, please do get involved.

Social prescribing and young people 
Within the social prescribing network, Paul Jarvis-Beesley (Streetgames) and Caroline Frostick and Marcello Bertotti (Uni Of East London) have been developing a special interest group for social prescribing and young people.   Please see their request below.

“Are you working on a social prescribing project (or a project with elements of social prescribing) with young people? Are you interested in working with young people in this way? Then we would like to hear from you!” Please follow this link and tell us know more.

Experiences of using outcome measures in social prescribing services 
“If you are involved with a social prescribing service and have experience of trying to use outcome measures such as the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale, then I would love to hear from you. I am currently conducting research on the barriers and facilitators of using outcome measures within wellbeing interventions like social prescribing and want to hear about peoples experiences. This would take the form of a one-of interview lasting about an hour.

If you would be interested in sharing your experiences or would like more information please contact me - Alexis Foster, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Sheffield, at Thank you”. 



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