NASP responds to Elective Care Recovery Plan

2022-02-08T18:01:15+00:00

The NHS and government have set out their Elective Care Recovery Plan to address backlogs built up during the COVID pandemic and tackle long waits for care. The Delivery plan for tackling the COVID-19 backlog of elective care is also intended to give patients greater control over their own health and offer greater choice of where to get care if they are waiting too long for treatment. Jim Burt, Programmes Director for the National Academy for Social Prescribing, said: “As we face the ongoing impact of the pandemic, reducing waiting lists for non-urgent procedures will be a huge challenge for the NHS. [...]

NASP responds to Elective Care Recovery Plan2022-02-08T18:01:15+00:00

Unlocking potential – national voluntary organisations can be a real asset to social prescribing

2021-09-06T14:33:40+01:00

James Sanderson, our CEO, and Jeremy Hughes, Royal Voluntary Service, reflect on how our new programme, Accelerating Innovation, seeks to work with national voluntary organisations alongside the NHS, local authorities and local groups to release resources that can help more people benefit through social prescribing. We are facing unprecedented physical and mental health demands as we continue to meet the challenges of COVID-19 and its recovery. In working more closely together and alongside the NHS, local authorities and local groups, national voluntary organisations can release enormous resources of people, places and expertise. The Accelerating Innovation in Social Prescribing Programme helps ensure we deliver on that potential.  National voluntary organisations have much to contribute through [...]

Unlocking potential – national voluntary organisations can be a real asset to social prescribing2021-09-06T14:33:40+01:00

National voluntary organisations can help fuel innovation in social prescribing 

2021-09-02T13:04:12+01:00

James Sanderson, our CEO, and Jeremy Hughes, Royal Voluntary Service, reflect on the opportunities social prescribing presents to support the nation in the wake of COVID-19 and how our new programme, Accelerating Innovation, seeks to support national voluntary organisations to unlock this potential.  Although social prescribing is a relatively new term, improving people’s wellbeing is at the heart of what many national voluntary organisations have always done. Some in the NHS have also long been pioneers of social prescribing, including Dr Sam Etherington in East London and Dr Michael Dixon in Devon. Social prescribing presents a unique opportunity to bring together services, [...]

National voluntary organisations can help fuel innovation in social prescribing 2021-09-02T13:04:12+01:00
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