Social Prescribing Network Research Conference
The 1st International Social Prescribing Network Research Conference was held at the University of Salford, in June 2018 and was themed the challenges and opportunities for research in Social Prescribing. In bringing this research community together in one place for the first time we have been able to identify priority research areas and develop the evidence base with a common research framework that can look at the efficacy of non-clinical community interventions.
Social prescribing is a fresh perspective on health and social care services that links people, often those experiencing complex and multiple disadvantages, to activities and sources of social support in their community.
The past five years have witnessed an exponential increase in interest, and delivery of social prescribing initiatives, within in the UK and internationally. This has been accompanied by considerable multi-disciplinary research and evaluation activity on social prescribing emanating from practice and academia.
To access presentations and posters from the day, please visit the resources section of the Social Prescribing Network website.