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Cultural environments can improve health and wellbeing through “social prescribing”, according to Oxford University report

Oxford University’s world-class gardens, libraries and museums could benefit the health and wellbeing of Oxfordshire residents through “social prescribing”, according to a report published today by an interdisciplinary team at Oxford University.

Public engagement and involvement proposals given green light

The projects will reach out to rural communities and black and ethnic minority groups - audiences who are seldom engaged in primary care research.

Blog posts

What is the potential role of community pharmacists in social prescribing?

Oxford researcher in Evidence Synthesis, Oluwafunmi Akinyemi, discusses the potential role of community pharmacists in social prescribing.

Unpacking culture and the well-being of older people during the COVID-19 pandemic

Members of the Oxford Social Prescribing Research Network are developing and refining a programme theory that centres on the use of culture to support the well-being of older people during the pandemic.

‘Cultural’ offerings as a pathway to supporting older people’s well-being – but what do we mean by ‘cultural’?

A study designed to explore the cultural sector’s potential role in supporting the well-being of older people during the COVID-19 pandemic through social prescribing.

Pond and greenery at Oxford's Botanical Gardens © Ian Wallman