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

Welcome to February 2019 Newsletter!

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

1st ever national social prescribing link worker success conference 8th July 2019
If you are an organisation delivering social prescribing or a link worker and haven't yet received an invitation to attend this conference, please email

Organisations interested in participating in the conference sponsorship program should email

Spotlight opportunity
We are collaborating with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to spotlight social prescribing schemes where Link workers/Occupational therapists work well together. Ideally the social prescribing scheme would have OT referral pathway(s). If you are interested in this spotlight opportunity please email

Primary care networks webinars and events
NHS England is hosting a series of webinars and events for anyone working within primary care and the wider NHS

Eight grants of up to £12,000 are on offer to community groups.
Leaders with Lived Experience Pilot Programme grant
Leaders with Lived Experience is a pilot programme providing grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to support lived experience leadership. A lived experience leader is someone who uses their first-hand experience of a social issue to create positive change for, and with, communities and people they share those experiences with. At this stage we expect to award between 15-20 grants.

Our latest blog
Social prescribing link worker: 3 things primary care networks should do to increase successful delivery
Get involved: top tips for social prescribing day

National Association of Link Workers response to universal personalised care

Coming soon: Link worker competency framework & toolkit

Coming soon: Link worker report & code of practice

NHS England social prescribing summary guide including sample job description and SNOMED CT codes to use

Free s
uicide prevention training

A guide to community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing
Industry events
Save the date: London Social Prescribing Vision Launch
Thursday, 18 April 2019

Save the date: What Matters To Me Conference
6th June 2019

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