Art by Post featured in Google Arts and Culture


NASP's partnership with The Southbank Centre has been featured by Google Arts and Culture on the Arts + Health & Wellbeing hub. Find out more Hear from inspiring individuals involved in the life changing Art by Post project about how creativity has positively impacted their wellbeing, and explore the exhibition, partnerships and participants' experiences through a new lens. Art in an Envelope At the height of the first Covid-19 lockdown, Southbank Centre created Art by Post to engage those most isolated by social distancing measures, with a particular emphasis on reaching older adults living with dementia and other chronic health conditions. [...]

Art by Post featured in Google Arts and Culture2022-03-31T16:33:10+01:00

“Social prescribing can provide a global revolution in healthcare”


We look back at highlights from the first annual Social Prescribing Show. On 4th March, we were delighted to welcome people working across the health, arts and voluntary sectors to our first Social Prescribing Show at the SouthBank Centre. The Show marked the start of Social Prescribing Week, a series of events, activities and launches leading up to Social Prescribing Day on 10th March. The Show explored a wide range of initiatives, spotlighting the impact social prescribing is having on communities and on our healthcare networks. There were panels on the importance of supporting link workers and discussions around [...]

“Social prescribing can provide a global revolution in healthcare”2022-03-18T11:00:57+00:00

Social prescribing programme can reduce pressure on primary care – new evidence


New evidence reviews by NASP’s Academic Partners suggest that social prescribing has a wide range of positive outcomes, can reduce pressure on primary care and save costs for the NHS. We commissioned our academic partners – a collaboration between seven institutions with expertise in social prescribing research – to complete a series of evidence reviews on key themes related to social prescribing, including on outcomes and the economic impact. Their reviews suggest that social prescribing can reduce pressure on Primary Care, including GPs, and save costs. They also highlight evidence that social prescribing can have a positive impact on a very [...]

Social prescribing programme can reduce pressure on primary care – new evidence2022-03-10T09:28:41+00:00

NHS reform vision focuses on personalised care


Sajid Javid, the Health and Social Care Secretary, has set out his vision for long-term NHS reform, including an expansion of personalised care. He announced an ambition that four million people would be able to access personalised care by 2024, covering everything from social prescribing to support plans. Responding to the speech, Professor Dame Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the National Academy for Social Prescribing, said: Prof Dame Helen Stokes-Lampard “We welcome the Secretary of State’s commitment to expanding the NHS investment in social prescribing in today’s speech. There are a wide range of factors that affect our health and [...]

NHS reform vision focuses on personalised care2022-03-08T17:05:00+00:00

Sex and Cancer


Sex and pleasure are the number one taboo issues for women and non-binary people living with cancer, and unfortunately the shame and stigma prevents people from getting help, putting them at risk of deteriorating physical and mental health.  More people are being diagnosed with cancer and survivorship is increasing. With more people living with and beyond cancer, sexual problems as a result of cancer treatment are becoming an increasing issue that needs to be addressed. Cancer, Sex and Intimacy is a support group funded by Macmillan, working to break the silence around sex for women and non-binary people [...]

Sex and Cancer2022-03-09T09:48:52+00:00

Menstrual Cycle Support on Social Prescription


Kate Shepherd Cohen, Founder and CEO of Menstrual Cycle Support, tells us about the project. We launched our free online Menstrual Cycle Support foundational course in January 2021 through just one primary care network in Cornwall (where our Founder and CEO lives) - it was instantly oversubscribed, with requests from patients and GP surgeries from all over the country (and further afield!) requesting access. Within six months, to meet the demand, Menstrual Cycle Support became available in every GP surgery in the county and this year - thanks to moving the content into a free-lifetime-access and on-demand course [...]

Menstrual Cycle Support on Social Prescription2022-03-08T11:51:18+00:00
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