20/09/2023 Social Prescribing Link Worker Induction Guide

The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) recognises the vital role of Social Prescribing Link Workers (SPLWs). Our Link Worker Advisory group has created this guide to support Link Workers in their day-t-day practice in the first weeks of the role. 

Social Prescribing Link Workers (SPLWs) are a key role in personalised care that can transform the health and wellbeing of individuals. SPLWs often join teams of varied health professionals and organisations that are revolutionising the way we practice health care in the UK.

This is an induction guide intended as a useful resource for new link workers for their first few weeks in the role. The guide was co-designed by the National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) Link Worker Advisory Group.

Here, the templates and information provided are all practitioner-led and were created by link workers directly to guide link workers on how they might approach the first few weeks of their role.


The guide includes:


• Useful tips and checklists for your first few weeks in the role
• Videos from Social Prescribing Link Workers and service users
• Toolkit of templates to support your work
• Guidance for line managers on supporting new recruits

Download the Induction Pack

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