As we begin a new year, Dr Radha Modgil, GP, broadcaster, author and Social Prescribing Ambassador reflects on what steps we can make to improve our wellbeing, and what key 3 ingredients go into social prescribing. In this second blog in a series of 3, she reflects on how one good thing can have a huge impact…. People inspire me, communities inspire me. And 2020, even though probably the hardest year any of us have lived through, also inspired me. I have seen so many examples of community leaders, community groups and individuals making such a huge difference to people. And [...]
Leading researchers in the field of social prescribing are being brought together to ensure that evidence of the impact of social prescribing is accessible, useful and compelling, the National Academy for Social Prescribing has announced today. As outlined in the Academy’s Strategic Plan, A Social Revolution in Wellbeing, there is a large and growing evidence base supporting the benefits of social prescribing for people’s health and wellbeing, however it is not comprehensive nor always easy to access. This poses an obstacle to the future growth of social prescribing at a time when demand is growing, especially to support those most impacted by [...]
As we head into a new year, Dr Radha Modgil, GP, broadcaster, author and Social Prescribing Ambassador reflects on what steps we can make to improve our wellbeing, and what key 3 ingredients go into social prescribing. In this blog, the first in a series of 3, she reflects on the power in connecting…. When we see a change in other people’s lives or an improvement in their wellbeing, we often assume it happened overnight and wonder how they did it. ‘They must have done it all by themselves’ ‘Wow… They are amazing. I could never do that’ ‘What changed? The [...]
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Fitness and leisure sector to offer free sessions for up to 100,000 people through social prescribingLydia Taylor2020-11-27T10:59:33+00:00
Physical activity is set to play a greater role in helping people look after their health and wellbeing following the announcement of a partnership between ukactive, NHS England and Improvement (NHSE/I), Sport England and the National Academy for Social Prescribing to highlight the role of fitness within social prescribing. A new scheme aims to support people to better manage their health and wellbeing by connecting up social prescribing and fitness and leisure activities in local communities. ukactive, NHSE/I, Sport England and the National Academy for Social Prescribing will work together to identify an initial pledge of 500,000 hours of activity in [...]