Our International Community of Practice
NASP is a founding member and proudly part of the International Social Prescribing Community of Practice. As the secretariat of this global group, we work with international colleagues around the world to raise awareness, spread and scale efforts in social prescribing. We are now connected with leaders and people delivering social prescribing on every continent and in over 32 countries, including the US and Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia. Our partnerships are built on collaboration and knowledge-sharing to adopt social prescribing policy and practice in different health system contexts.
What is the evidence for social prescribing?
NASP also set up the International Evidence Collaborative (IEC) with a set of core academic partners to understand and advance the research on social prescribing in the UK and abroad. Working with the Social Prescribing Network, NASP’s IEC has delivered a series of online seminars to share and discuss the latest evidence from research projects exploring the impact of social prescribing. Members of the IEC have also been commissioned to conduct evidence reviews on a wide range of social prescribing topics.
How we can support your organisation
We have also created 7 video learning chapters on social prescribing implementation and practice including:
- An introduction to Social Prescribing
- Workforce development
- Evidence and researching social prescribing, Community development and voluntary sector support
- Healthcare staff involvement
- Medical education for future healthcare workers
- Social Prescribing case studies
- Mapping Social Prescribing across the World