Social Prescribing Managers
Healthy London Partnership facilitates collaboration across Social Prescribing services across London.
We work with Social Prescribing Managers from VCSE organisations, GP Federations, Primary Care Networks and individual GP Practices to share best practice examples, resources and information.
Below you’ll find a list of relevant resources and details of how you can join the Social Prescribing Managers’ Community.
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London Social Prescribing Managers’ Community
- Managers Peer Support – sign up here
- WhatsApp Group – sign up here
- Microsoft Teams Channel – sign up here
Resources for Social Prescribing Managers
Implementation guide for PCNs
This is a summary guide of what social prescribing is for those implementing/ delivering social prescribing services, but could be of interest to Link Workers to gain further context of their role and useful as a reference when advising PCNs on guidance around the delivery of effective social prescribing.
Information for new Social Prescribing Link Workers
Whether you’re an experienced Link Worker or brand new to the role, these resources from NHSE outline key information and documents for Social Prescribing Link Workers working in the NHS through Primary Care Networks.
- Primary Care Network Social Prescribing Reference Guide
- Link worker welcome and induction pack
- Summary Guide to Social Prescribing
- Handout for practice staff
- E-learning programme
- NHS England Website- social prescribing
NHSE support and resources for social prescribing
This page from NHS England provides a number of useful resources about social prescribing, as well as information on accessing the latest webinars, online training and toolkits.
NHSE Social Prescribing NHS Future workspace
The Social Prescribing Collaboration Platform is a place for Social Prescribing Link Workers (SPLWs) working with Primary Care Networks (PCNs) to access key documents and updates about Social Prescribing.
NHS London Region NHS Future Workspace
This space is for London-based social prescribing link workers, service managers and other staff related to social prescribing in London. Here you can find information relating to Social Prescribing activities in London, details of your Regional Learning Coordinator and Regional Facilitator, local SP events, and join in with discussions and ask questions.
London Social Prescribing Newsletter
Each month, the Healthy London Partnership Personalised Care team send out a comprehensive newsletter bringing you the latest news, events and resources.
North East London New SPLW Guide
The guide for new social prescribing Link Workers (SPLWs) in north east London is part of the personalisation and social prescribing transformation programme in the North East London Health and Care Partnership. It builds on work undertaken in Waltham Forest in 2020 in early intervention and prevention.
London Social Prescribing Link Worker Training and Development Matrix
This has been created by London Regional Learning Coordinator in order to support SPLWs and SP Managers with finding appropriate professional development opportunities and resources.
Social Prescribing Systems and Services – Service specification, support pack and buyer’s guide
The aim of this Buyer’s Guide is to provide support to those considering the purchase of a Social Prescribing digital case management/workflow system. The Health Systems Support Framework (HSSF) platform suppliers have met stringent standards and demonstrated their ability to provide information and process management systems that work across all sectors. It outlines key areas for you to consider to support your organisation with purchasing the right solution to meet your needs.