Workshop Objective

This programme has been developed to guide and promote the development of Social Prescribing roles in a Healthcare setting and consists of a briefing session followed by three levels of workshops.


Workshop Price

The standard rate for a one full day workshop is £975 + VAT.

The standard rate for a half day workshop is £629 + VAT.

This is for up to 15 delegates and includes all workshop material and trainer costs.

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Workshop Agenda

Social Prescribing Briefing: Half Day

This workshop has been developed for Practice Teams, led and supported by the Practice Manager, to guide and promote the development of Social Prescribing roles in a Healthcare setting. The objective being that by the end of this workshop delegates will have an overview understanding of the value and importance of “Social Prescribing”.

An opportunity to consider this new role in a Primary Care setting and how the Social Prescriber interacts with other Team members, supporting the Practice to improve the overall patient experience. 

This session aims to provide an overview of the Social Prescribing role and its links with Active Signposting and the wider Practice Team. The discussions will give participants an opportunity to consider the added value social prescribing will bring to existing practice systems and the impact on the patient journey; exploring ways that social prescribing improves patient outcomes and experiences. 

The topics that will be covered include;

  • Welcome, Introductions and Objectives
  • What is Social Prescribing: How it fits in with the NHS Long Term Plan, GPFV and how this links in with and complements other High Impact Actions
  • The Patient Journey: Personalised care from birth through to end of life.  Touch points in a person’s life
  • Table top discussions: Exploring the patient journey, trigger points for care  and how social prescribing can support personalised care options throughout life
  • An overview of other Social Prescribing models – lessons learned
  • Accessing local resources – Directory or Menu of Services
  • The Next Steps
  • Action Plan

Social Prescribing Level 1: Full Day

This Level 1 workshop has been developed for Practice Managers and Supervisory level clinical and non-clinical staff, to guide and promote the implementation of Social Prescribing roles in a Healthcare setting. 

By the end of this workshop, delegates will have a clear understanding of the emerging structures and roles of Social Prescribers, where and how to advertise for Social Prescribers and how the position will be developed within the Practice environment, the wider Primary Care Network and/or Federated structure.

The topics that will be covered include;

  • Welcome, Introductions and Objectives
  • Review of the NHS Long Term Plan and how this relates to social prescribing
  • Your Practice/PCN’s Vision for a Social Prescribing Service and the local fit
  • Shaping and Planning your own Social Prescribing Scheme
  • Evolving roles associate with Social Prescribing Link Workers
  • Raising awareness with the Practice Team
  • Advertising for your Social Prescriber: finding the right candidate
  • Dealing with challenges and doubters
  • Recruitment and retention of Social Prescribers for your Practice/PCN/Federation
  • Supporting the Social Prescriber in their role: how, who and when
  • Key relationships: internal and external
  • Promoting your new Social Prescriber to patient population and the community
  • Communication and partnership in development of the scheme
  • Key Ingredients for success
  • Activity: Social Prescribing case studies: your thoughts and feedback
  • The Next Steps  and Action Planning

Social Prescribing Level 2: Full Day

This Level 2 workshop has been developed for Practice Managers, Social Prescribing Link Workers and Supervisory-level clinical and non-clinical staff, to shape and further develop the Social Prescribing function within a Primary Care setting.  The objective is to look at the added value social prescribing can bring to a number of practice systems such as referrals templates, care pathway development and inter-practice relationships.   Delegates will explore how to work in a positive and proactive way with patients in order to improve their health and social care journey and will also consider the wider implications of the Link Worker role whilst setting performance standards and evaluation of outcomes and output.

Delegates will take a closer look at models of collaboration, partnership and service development.  By the end of the workshop, delegates will have shared experiences, explored alternative and innovative ways of working within a network and the wider Health and Social Care Environment.  We take a brief look at development and funding opportunities to aid expansion and consider use of tendering for grants whilst exploring the impact on sustainability.  We will consider how working together can improve services, create opportunities and secure futures for partner organisations.

The topics that will be covered include;

  • Welcome, Introductions and Objectives
  • A review of progress: Lessons learned, experiences shared, the evolving landscape
  • Quality Assurance, activity data, case studies and evidencing outcomes - group activities
  • Triggers: identifying patients who may benefit from Social Prescribing support
  • Referral templates/methods: information to share with the Social Prescriber and other external sources of referral
  • Working as a Team: getting it right through robust referral processes and pathways
  • Pathway development: communication between providers: patients at the centre of care
  • Flowcharts for practices and practitioners and allied Health and Social Care organisations
  • Personal Health Budgets, direct payments and Integrated personal budgets to fund care
  • CVS structures and a brief overview of sustainability and funding streams
  • How CVS organisations are funded and activity/achievement analysed and reported
  • Bringing the services to your Practice/PCN/Patients:  recognising gaps in services
  • A look at some new and specialist services in the community.  Engaging with these new colleagues in care - group activity
  • Monitoring success: measure baseline activity, realistic goals and measuring outcomes/output
  • Personalisation: developing tailored care plans and using these to work with patients
  • When personalised care and social prescribing becomes unrealistic: managing patient expectations.
  • Taking care of the team: self-care, support for the Social Prescribing function
  • The Next Steps and Action Planning