A focus on Social Prescribing for Commissioners
Since April 2015, Healthy London Partnership has galvanised leadership, forged strong links with national, regional and local partners and focused on evolving the evidence-base to demonstrate the value of person-centred and community-centred approaches.
All five London Sustainability and Transformation plans (or STPs) identified a focus on social prescribing as a means of implementing a range of person-centred approaches in tandem with preventative initiatives and maximising the use of community based assets. We have drawn inspiration and learning from the early adopting innovators like Bromley-by-Bow, Rotherham, Bristol, City & Hackney and others in developing this commissionersí resource. It aims to help local leaders to take the first steps towards implementing social prescribing for their populations. It is not a definitive guide but offers practical assistance on what we have learned so far from the best available evidence to support local implementation.