Social Prescribing Link Worker (SPLW)

Social prescribing link workers connect people with local community activities and services that can help.

Find out more about the role on the NHS Health Careers website.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

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For Social Prescribing Link Worker specific Apprenticeships visit our Apprenticeships page here.

Merton Social Prescribing Programme Evaluation

Merton CCG and Merton Council set out to test a model of Social Prescribing that would connect medical care with local voluntary and community resources. Healthy Dialogues was asked by Merton Council to do a formative and summative evaluation of the initial results from the Social Prescribing programme as well as produce recommendations for upscaling across Merton in its second year. An update of the Merton social prescribing evaluation report was completed in August 2021.

Social prescribing: migrant health guide

Public Health England has advice and guidance for healthcare practitioners on the health needs of migrant patients, including a summary of findings from a recent evidence review that PHE completed on social prescribing for migrants in the UK. It also provides a series of recommendations for referrers to social prescribing services, link workers, social prescribing monitoring and evaluation, and future research. Doctors of the World have also recently launched a toolkit for link workers to support migrants to access healthcare.

Social prescribing champions programme

This programme is open to clinical and non-clinical NHS colleagues who are passionate about raising the profile of social prescribing and sharing good practice.

Applications are now closed. If you would like to enquire about the programme, please visit the NASP website.


SPLW Explained

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