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

Welcome to May 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
Opportunity to showcase the contribution of social prescribing link workers in improving population health and wellbeing. If you would like us to showcase your project on link worker day, you have until 3rd June 2019 to send us your written narrative or video.

The 1st ever national social prescribing link worker success conference is also set to take place on the same day in London. Massive thanks to the conference sponsors and supporters

Stories from a social prescribing link worker: a client's journey FREE webinar series6th June 2019, 12:30pm to 1pm

Who wants to be a regional social prescribing learning coordinator?
We strongly encourage existing social prescribing link workers/managers (experts by experience) to apply.
NHS England/NHS Improvement and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) partners are seeking expressions of interest for Regional Learning Coordinator associates in each NHS region (London, South East, South West, North East and Yorkshire, North West, East, and Midlands).

Closing date is 10th June. Read further details here:

    Tech and social prescribing
    The RCGP is holding a workshop on 5th June with GPs and link workers on social prescribing and the role of technology

    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.

    NAPC Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management

    This is a one-year diploma to develop the skills and competencies for managing primary care at scale within the NHS. Develop the expertise to lead the transformation of primary care for primary care networks as set out in the NHS Long Term Plan and new GP contract.

    London South Bank University Systems Change: Collaborative Communities PGCert

    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.

    Social prescribing award
    The submission deadline for entries is
    17:00 4 June 2019

    Latest members
    Special welcome to the following organisation members & staff who recently joined The National Association of Link Workers community of practice, representing the highest level of commitment to supporting link workers deliver consistent gold standard social prescribing support across the country.

    1. Crawley CVS
    2. Knowle West Health Park Company
    3. Oxfed health and care
    4. Dordon Surgery
    5. Redcross
    6. GBT Shotts Healthy Living Centre
    7. Spring Social Prescribing Project
    8. SMART Projects
    9. CVS Brent
    10. South Yorkshire Housing Association
    11. Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum
    12. Bicester Health Centre
    13. Staywell
    14. Robin Hood Health Foundation and The Old Reading Room
    15. Red Zebra community solutions
    16. Portway Family Practice
    17. Brecon and District Mind
    18. Mind in Camden
    NB: April newsletter member listing correction *Age UK East Sussex NOT Age UK East Surrey*
    Members resources
    Members can sign into their account to access recently added*new* contents including:

    • April and May 2019 social prescribing link worker peer group clinical supervision team ideas

    • Case study:  Allied Health Professional (AHP) and Social Prescribing Link Worker collaborative working

    • Templates


    Coming soon: code of practice (8th July 2019)

    Checklist for setting social prescribing link workers up for success (June 2019)

    Free s
    uicide prevention training

    A guide to community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing
    Industry events

    19 June - 20 June 2019

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