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Harnessing scientific evidence to power the future of social prescribing

Leading researchers in the field of social prescribing are being brought together to ensure that evidence of the impact of social prescribing is accessible, useful and compelling, the National Academy for Social Prescribing has announced.

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.

Blog posts

Observing the social prescribing link worker role: reflections from the front line

Researcher, Debra Westlake, reflects on the first stages of data collection from latest social prescribing study; exploring and comparing the roles of links workers at various GP surgeries throughout the UK, in sustaining outcomes in primary care.

Patient perspectives on the role of social prescribing for mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

In this blog, Public Engagement Officer, Shona Forster, shares early feedback from a patient and stakeholder engagement project aiming to understand the health and wellbeing needs of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Understanding the implementation of link workers in primary care: A realist evaluation to inform current and future policy

A new study, led by CEBM members, Dr Stephanie Tierney and Associate Professor Kamal Mahtani, aims to understand the link worker role in primary care as part of social prescribing (in particular, to identify what works, for whom, why and in what circumstances). In this blog, the team shares details about this research, which has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

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