Social Prescribing Innovators Programme

A 6 month pilot programme, enabling 12 project teams or individual social prescribing link workers to innovate against a specific challenge to their service. They received quality improvement training, coaching and support alongside up to 10k funding.

More detail around the 2022/23 programme, activities and projects can be found below.

Impact of the 2022/23 Programme


Sharing the approach with the system

  • We are keen to support people to learn from the approach and help develop their own programme or support us in our next iteration! 
  • To enable this, we held a Showcase event in May to share the approach taken, learnings and the impact so far. See the Showcase event recording here and slides here. 
  • We are developing a toolkit to share the key elements of our approach and learnings, updates on this will continue to be shared here.
  • If you’d like to meet with the team to discuss any learnings from the approach, please email us at:


Our Programme in 2022/23

The first cohort of Social Prescribing Innovators - 2022/23


12 projects from across London formed the first cohort of SP Innovators!

  • Project teams included small SP groups working in and collaborating across PCNs, GP practices, LA and VCSE organizations. 
  • The participants received six months QI training, coaching and support, as well as a share of £120,000 in funding to find innovative solutions to local challenges to SP services. 
  • Projects addressed challenges around access to SP, recruitment & retention of the workforce and demonstrating impact. 
  • The programme ran from Sept 22- March 23, and ended with a Graduation Event on 31st March, celebrating successes. 
  • We are continuing to support participants to ensure their project has sustainability, read how here on slide 7. 

Read more information about the programme and projects here:

Documents from the pilot you might find helpful: 

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