Morning, Wednesday, 21st March 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss the key issues in the increased use of social prescribing in England.
With plans to promote the development of social prescribing outlined in the General Practice Forward View and the Mayor of London’s Health Inequalities Strategy, delegates will discuss priorities for social prescriptions within Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs), the effectiveness and sustainability of different models in improving health outcomes, and the role of non-clinical interventions in supporting self-care and the prevention agenda, including initiatives such as the Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) programme.
With applications for the Health And Wellbeing Fund now open, attendees will also consider the role of the third sector, especially Voluntary and Community Organisations (VCO’s), in empowering local communities and transforming care through social prescribing, as well as priorities for developing quality assurance requirements for service providers.
Further planned sessions will examine implications for primary care and the development of a standardised referral mechanism, the role of link workers in assessing service users’ needs and identifying appropriate interventions, and the use of advice on prescription in addressing the underlying causes of ill-health.
This conference will bring together members of both Houses of Parliament, and senior government officials involved in healthcare, together with representatives from the NHS; Local Government Associations for health, public health and social care; the independent and third sectors; patients’ groups; and others affected by the issues discussed as well as academics and think tanks, and reporters from the national and specialist press.