Below is the summary of suggestions received by the LIS Medical mailing list of documents & links on Social Prescribing, November 2016
“…started with “social prescribing” as a phrase, then broadened the search to social adj3 prescri*”
Exercis* prescri* or (Exercis* adj2 prescri*)
Evidence to inform the commissioning of social prescribing includes a list of examples of social prescribing activities.
To limit to specific organisations try mixing your search terms on Google with a Domain search, e.g. add site:nhs.uk to your search string – also site: ccg.nhs.uk; site:org.uk; site:ac.uk
Social Prescribing and Self Care Wiki from the Healthy London Partnership is an extensive library of resources around social prescribing and self care including policy and strategy, videos, how to commission, monitoring and evaluating and research reports.
Evidence to inform the commissioning of social prescribing, University of York
“How can we support GPs to copy with growing demand” Social Prescribing in General Practice, Kings Fund
Participation in environmental enhancement and conservation activities for health and well-being in adults: a review of quantitative and qualitative evidence. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016
Search for social prescribing in Kings Fund library database
A social experiment: How GPs will ease the care crisis Pulse 25 November 2016.
Analysis of social prescribing.
- One of the WellScotland priorities.
GP social prescribing can reduce appointments ‘by over one fifth’, Pulse 23 January 2017
- A social prescribing scheme run by NHS Gloucestershire CCG has reduced GP and hospital workload by over a fifth. Results show that for each £1 invested into the scheme there was a £1.69 saving driven by a reduction in the amount of GP visits and A&E emergency admissions among people who tend to seek help frequently from the health service by 21% and 23% respectively.
Social Prescribing: integrating GP and Community Assets for Health – City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group and University of East London, Health Foundation September 2015
- Includes a complete description of the programme and costings.