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Steps towards implementing self-care

17 March 2017

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 commissioners’ 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.

read more in the full guide for local commissioners and practitioners setting up social prescribing programmes 

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