Our monthly newsletter update for link workers & organisations involved with social prescribing & link working

Welcome to July 2019 Newsletter!

Our monthly newsletter update for link workers & organisations involved with social prescribing & link working
Celebrating #LinkWorkerDay19 & Conference Success
1st Ever National Social Prescribing Link Worker Day and Conference was an incredible success. #LinkWorkerDay19 was trending 24 in the United Kingdom on the day and had over 1.6million reach. Thanks to our speakers, everyone that showcased, participated, contributed, sponsored, supported, tweeted,  attended and live streamed the conference.

Your verifiable Certificate of Attendance: you should have received your attendance certificate via email (those that attended in person). If you haven't received yours, please get in touch with us.

Conference materials: Video recording, presentations and superb collective wisdom and intelligence harvested at the conference are available in the members resource library. Non-members who paid for access, should have received email containing the materials.

Check out some fabulous photos from the day

If you ever need inspiration from time to time, just search for #LinkWorkerDay19 on Facebook, Twitter or check out the photos and showcases to get inspired again.

Members are invited to book to attend one regional event. The registration link with venue details can be found in your members resource library, under networking opportunities. You need to log in to access the members resource library. Please see screen shot for example on how to book

We have limited venue capacity, spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis. Please only book if you will definitely attend.

4th October 2019 (Liverpool)

7th October 2019 (Birmingham)

10th October 2019 (London)

15th October 2019 (Newcastle)

18th October 2019 (Edinburgh)

29th October 2019 (Cardiff)

31th October 2019 (Cornwall)

4th November 2019 (Cambridge)

8th November 2019 (Oxford)

Who is it for: Social prescribing link workers in the UK, organisations that employ link workers, Primary Care Networks. Non-members that meet this criteria can sign up to our membership to access our events.

Member spotlight opportunity: do you have good practice for your social prescribing programme based within our CoP regional event, which is ongoing and over a year old? Get in touch with us to express interest in spotlight opportunity by 21st August 2019. We have 4 spotlight opportunity per region and cant guarantee everyone who expressed interest will get a spot.

Get in touch with us if you would like to sponsor and/or exhibit at our events

If you have any queries or questions regarding the events please email

Stories from a social prescribing link worker: a client's journey (series 3) FREE webinar

Webinar by a Social Prescribing Link worker working in a Primary Care Network
15th August 2019 12:30pm to 1pm

Comprehensive Social Prescribing Link Worker Support Support Offer

Lack of adequate social prescribing link worker support will result in low link worker moral and motivation and effectiveness. Our comprehensive social prescribing link worker support offer is for organisations and primary care networks who wish to reduce costs as a result of high staff turn over and increase successful social prescribing programme (key performance indicators) KPIs. Get in touch to learn more

Peer group clinical supervision
Facilitated small group monthly sessions. A safe space for link workers to reflect on their practice, offload, learn from each other - exchange ideas and share experiences, feel supported and connected to a wider community.

Here is what a link worker said "The supervision session is so useful and important, it helps me reflect on my practice in a safe and supported environment, i have been able to improve my practice as a result"
Express interest

Call for social prescribing evidence
Is your council using culture/sport to deliver health outcomes? Museums, parks, libraries, leisure centres, Local Government Association wants to hear from you if you have good practice to share. Email

Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s

Department of Health and Social Care are seeking views on proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health in England.

2020 GSK IMPACT Awards are now open for applications

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding, training and development for charities doing excellent work to improve people's health and wellbeing. They are funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King's Fund. The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million

Latest members
Special welcome to the following organisation members & staff who recently joined National Association of Link Workers community of practice, representing the highest level of commitment to delivering consistent gold standard social prescribing practice across the United Kingdom.

  1. County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  2. West Lancashire CVS
  3. Centre4
  4. Riverside Medical Practice
  5. FCMS (NW) and PDS Medical
  6. Well Spring Healthy Living centre
  7. British Red Cross (various)
Members resources

Members can sign into their account to access recently added *new* contents including:

  • July 2019 social prescribing link worker peer group clinical supervision team ideas

  • Video recording: 8th July 2019 conference

  • CoP collective wisdom and intelligence :8th July 2019 conference

  • Speaker presentations: 8th July 2019 conference

Our latest blog
Industry events

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