Social Prescribing Network Research Conference
First International Social Prescribing Network Research Conference
Thursday 14 June 2018, University of Salford, England
The Challenges and Opportunities for Research in Social Prescribing
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.
This inaugural conference aims to bring this research community together in one place for the first time in order 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.
This conference is open to delegates who are:
- Actively undertaking research and evaluation in social prescribing
- Involved in implementing social prescribing schemes
- Interested in, or currently monitoring outcomes of social prescribing or similar projects