Healthcare professionals are vital to the delivery of social prescribing
Social prescribing can help take pressure off NHS services, while helping patients to get practical, emotional and social support.
As the charity that champions social prescribing, we want you to know that we are here for you. We want to provide all the support and guidance we can.
We’re working hard to answer your questions, to build new resources, and develop new evidence that will help.
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Your Questions Answered
What is the evidence for social prescribing?
There is a growing body of evidence to show that social prescribing can have a positive impact on a very wide range of outcomes. It can increase wellbeing, reduce loneliness, improve social connection, support a range of physical health conditions, and help take pressure off primary care.
How can I implement social prescribing in my work?
Get involved with our Social Prescribing Champion programme – applications open twice per year. The programme is open to all NHS staff, regardless of seniority or profession. You just need to have an interest in social prescribing and a passion for helping others.
How do I find out about social prescribing in my area?
You can find out more about our work at a local level and sign up to receive communications from NASP based on where you are in England.
Can NASP help me with additional/ongoing training?
We have regular online and in-person events and webinars. You’ll find details of upcoming over on our events pages. And you can listen back to previous sessions. You can also explore our resources and evidence.
Do you work with medical students?
Yes. You can apply to become a student social prescribing champion.
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