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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

Developing programme theory around culture-based social prescribing for older people

Emma Webster discusses recent online meetings, held with stakeholders to discuss the progress of an AHRC-funded project looking at the role of the cultural sector in social prescribing for older people in the time of COVID-19.

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.

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