Westminster Health Forum

Where next for social prescribing in England - outcomes, patient choice and cost-effectiveness

April 2018

The seminar discussed what more might be done to support the increased use of social prescribing in England.

Key areas for discussion on the day included:

  • The role of social prescribing in STPs and London’s Health Inequalities Strategy;
  • Progress of the Integrated Personal Commissioning programme;
  • Implications for primary care: resources, workload and developing a standardised referral mechanism;
  • Priorities for developing quality assurance requirements for service providers;
  • The use of advice on prescription in addressing the underlying causes of ill-health;
  • Challenges for building up the evidence base and scaling up; and
  • Key issues around prevention, the potential for long-term savings, and the potential impact on commissioning.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Health Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates