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

Welcome to June 2019 Newsletter!

Our monthly newsletter update for link workers & organisations involved with social prescribing & link working
1st ever national social prescribing link worker day 8th July 2019
The excitement is already building up on social media, use hash tag #LinkWorkerDay19 #GlueInHSC to join the conversation before and on 8th July.

Last fews days to get online access: The 1st ever national social prescribing link worker success conference will take place same day. The conference is FULLY BOOKED but you can still get live streaming tickets, to watch live, get access to the video recording and materials.

Massive thanks to the conference sponsors and supporters.

NHS Confed 19
Useful lessons for Primary Care Networks and MDTs from NHS Confederation conference on June 2019. Watch highlights on our website

Primary Care Network Support Offer

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with National Association of Primary Care and National Voices to offer community engagement and social prescribing support across the health system from individual PCNs to CCGs, STPs and ICSs. Working with you and our partners – will design a bespoke package depending on the maturity of the primary care network and your needs. 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

Therapeutic Nature: Call for Evidence
Are you involved in delivering or referring to nature-based therapies aimed at people with diagnosed mental health conditions? If so, the European Centre for Environment and Human Health needs your help!

A new FREE support offer for health, care and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector leaders has been launched to provide practical help with developing the relationships needed to transform health and care systems.
A part-time one year course which aims to equip people involved in health and social care, including citizens, professionals, community leaders from across the community and health and social care sectors, with the knowledge and skills to lead complex collaborative change where the responsibilities for maintaining and recovering health (coproduction) are shared between institutions, professionals, communities and citizens.

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. British Red Cross
  2. North Buckinghamshire Patient Support Service
  3. Southmead Development Trust
  4. Health Connections LBG
  5. Primary Care Cheshire
  6. Primary Healthcare Darlington
  7. Sussex Interpreting Services
  8. The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland
  9. British Red Cross- South East Wales
Members resources

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

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

  • Webinar recording: Stories from a social prescribing link worker: a client's journey series 1 and 2

  • Answers to 25 questions from the webinar

  • Good practice referral form examples (for High Intensity User, Hospital & community)

  • Record of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity template

  • Code of Practice self assessment template

  • Personal Development Plan template

Industry events

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