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Hear about the latest evidence published by NASP and it’s International Evidence Collaborative in 2023. This webinar will cover: what the recent evidence tells us about the benefits of social prescribing, how to make best use of this evidence , where the gaps in the evidence for social prescribing are and how we plan to address them.
WebinarHear about RED January and together let's make real changes, not new year resolutions. RED January is a nationwide public health movement that empowers us all to overcome barriers that currently lead to higher inactivity and lower wellbeing in the winter. The idea is to sign up to RED January for free as an individual or team, set a personal movement challenge for the month that works for you and your lifestyle, and enjoy support from the RED community every step, splash and pedal of the way! The National Academy for Social Prescribing is excited to be teaming up with RED January, to encourage health workers – who work tirelessly throughout winter to keep us all healthy – to sign up to RED January to help boost their own wellbeing this winter. With activities like desk Pilates and tips to embrace active travel, there are ways for even the busiest amongst us to take part. For interested doctors, link workers, nurses and other healthcare professionals, please sign up for the webinar hosted by NASP at 12pm on 14th December.
Read the evidence
Building the economic case for social prescribing
There are a growing number of robust evaluations on the economic impact of social prescribing. Findings from studies using five different methods show that social prescribing can have a positive economic impact, including reducing pressure on the NHS a delivering return on investment.
Briefing and Rapid Scoping Review
Supporting the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector to evaluate social prescribing
NASP commissioned a rapid scoping review to identify and collate existing resources that aim to support the evaluation of social prescribing activities, particularly within the VCFSE sector, assess the appropriateness and quality of these resources and determine the need for an additional toolkit.
Briefing and Rapid Evidence Review
There is emerging evidence to show the benefits of social prescribing for children and young people, particularly for those aged over 17, on personal and mental wellbeing, including loneliness.