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Working with Allied Health Professionals to enable and support social prescribing

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Working with Allied Health Professionals to enable and support social prescribing

This webinar will explore how Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) can enable and support social prescribing. It will cover the roles of different AHPs working in a variety of settings and highlight the many ways they can support Social Prescribing Link Workers (SPLWs) in practice.

The webinar will be opened by Linda Hindle, Lead Allied Health Professional for Public Health England to introduce the Social Prescribing Framework. The framework presents a common vision for social prescribing where AHPs play an important role in ensuring that everyone has access to social prescribing.


SPLWs, AHPs, PCN teams, clinicians, commissioners, ICBs and wider health and care colleagues working to develop multidisciplinary teams and the integration of care. The webinar may also be suitable for individuals working in aligned services, such as secondary and community health services or other services where there is an opportunity to align and improve existing pathways.


To provide opportunities to share learning, develop new knowledge and build relationships to enhance patient care. Consider core principles of joint working individual functions and areas of practice and how the roles add value to each other.

The webinar will explore how a multidisciplinary approach can support working across the disciplines through appropriately utilising knowledge, skills and best practice to improved collective understanding and enhance personalised care delivery. Joint working can also help to address some of the implementation barriers experienced by SPLWs including managing boundaries of practice, supervision and career development.

Learn more about opportunities to reduce health inequalities in access and outcomes and opportunities to integrate services where this might reduce health inequalities.


  •      Learn about the breadth of AHP roles
  •      How AHPs support social prescribing and SPLWs
  •      Explore collaboration opportunities to improve   outcomes for individuals, carers and the workforce

The Speakers

Linda Hindle: The Deputy Chief AHP Officer for England and National Engagement Lead for Police, Fire and Ambulance Services, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

Kurt Lievesley: Is Senior Lecturer Advanced Allied Health Practice, School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Central Lancashire.

Sam Pywell: Leads the University of Central Lancashire Social Prescribing Unit.  She is a occupational therapist with over 17 years experience, and has postgraduate research experience in the fields of mental health, wellbeing and social prescribing.

Joining Sam Pywell is Chantelle Martin: Is an Occupational therapist with experience of both being an Social Prescribing Link Worker and leading SPLW.

Amanda Sangster: Amanda is an Occupational Therapist by background, before joining NHS England as a Delivery Partner with the South East Personalised Care Team. Amanda’s background is in Children’s Therapy and Health Visiting Services, with over 20 years and has extensive strategic and operational experience leading a number of transformation and quality improvement projects.

Joining Amanda is, Sophie Wearing, an Occupational Therapist working as a Personalised Care Project Manager with a focus on growing & developing the Personalised Care ARRS workforce and Paige Yarwood.

If you have any access needs, please email the team on england.soci[email protected] and we will do our best to support access.


Questions about this event?

Name: Danni Wood/Ali Green

Email:[email protected]