Our monthly newsletter update for Link Workers & Organisations involved with Social Prescribing & Link Working

Welcome to September 2019 Newsletter!

Our monthly newsletter update for Link Workers & organisations involved with Social Prescribing & Link Working
Autumn Regional and National Social Prescribing Link Worker Conference kicks off on 4th October 2019
The conference will bring Social Prescribing Link Workers, and their employers from across sectors together for shared learning, best practices and networking at a regional/national level. There are *few* spaces left for booking

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


*NEW* Associate membership
Due to huge interest, we are delighted to offer associate membership to non Social Prescribing Link Worker and Employer involved with Social Prescribing and Link Working who wish to access our events. Learn more here

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Public Health England is asking for feedback from employers and front-line workers to inform the development of a public health apprenticeship for community-centred roles such as Social Prescribers, Link Workers. Consultation closes at 5pm on 1 November 2019. See further information here
Any queries can be directed to

Comprehensive Social Prescribing Link Worker 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. Learn more

FREE Staff/Volunteer Training Support in Sport and Physical Activity
for Social Prescribing Programmes

London Sport are looking to roll out a staff/volunteer training programme for Social Prescribing Programmes who are interested in increasing their skills, knowledge and confidence around sport and physical activity. For further information please email

FREE Yoga and Social Prescribing training for Link Workers

The Yoga In Healthcare Alliance (YIHA) in collaboration with the College of Medicine is delighted to offer this free one-day course for Link Workers on yoga as a social prescribing activity.

Social Prescribing Jobs
Looking for a job or fancy a career change or know someone who does? Check out Social Prescribing jobs. Contact us to list your Social Prescribing job advert FREE.

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. Beacon Medical Group
  2. MetroCare PCN
  3. United Welsh
  4. Age UK Milton Keynes
  5. Whistable Medical Practice
  6. Sefton CVS
  7. West Dunbartonshire CVS
  8. Age UK Cheshire
  9. Hart Voluntary Action
  10. Age UK Cornwall
Members resources

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

Social Prescribing Information Leaflet Template

September peer group clinical supervision
themes discussed and team ideas/ suggestions

Webinar recording: Patient Activation measure and how to best use it as a Link Worker by Dr Ollie Hart

Sample Social Prescribing Link Worker Job Interview Questions (for employers only)

Social Prescribing Service Guideline Template

Workforce Planning Checklist

Joint NALW, NAPC, NV webinar presentation: Innovative partnership for population health management and community centred social prescribing

Industry events
(we will be attending/speaking at these events)

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