Applications for the Social Prescribing Champion Programme are now closed​​

Summary

The Social Prescribing Champion Programme (SPCP) aims to develop a yearly cohort of multidisciplinary team members* across England, to promote the delivery of social prescribing (SP) across the health and social care sector. This will be achieved by expanding knowledge, providing learning opportunities for other health and care professionals, and by working with social prescribing link workers to develop solutions to emerging problems across community, primary, and secondary care in a locality.

Aims:

  • Raising awareness of Social Prescribing within the workplace 
  • Connecting with social prescribing link workers to co-design solutions to local challenges
  • Supporting consistency of messaging on Social Prescribing 
  • Connecting multidisciplinary team members 
  • Supporting primary and secondary care collaboration for Social Prescribing 

Who can be a Social Prescribing Champion?

The programme is open to all NHS staff, regardless of profession or seniority. This includes multidisciplinary team members, medical and nursing staff, allied healthcare professionals and those in non-clinical roles (such as discharge coordinators, general practice managers) with an interest in social prescribing and a passion for reaching others.

Applications are now closed. If you would like more information, please email spchampions@nasp.info

Support available:

  • Resource pack including learning materials, social media tools and ready-made templates
  • Social Prescribing Champion Badge and ‘Ask me about Social Prescribing Lanyard’
  • Social media training to help you communicate with colleagues & your followers
  • 6-weekly webinars to enable shared learning and networking 
  • Quarterly update with upcoming events, opportunities and announcements
  • Online community of practice hosted through the FutureNHS SP Collaboration Platform

​* The programme is not open to social prescribing link workers given the aim to develop a cohort that will engage directly with, learn from and develop solutions together with link workers.

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