January 15, 2019

Thirty years ago, I ran an outdoor education charity in Brighton. Young people, mostly from very disadvantaged backgrounds, came with us on day trips and camps to have a go at rock climbing, canoeing and building bivouacs. On one such trip, a group of blind and partial...

October 11, 2018

The Social Prescribing Student Champion Scheme (1) has delivered a total of 68 informal peer-assisted learning teaching sessions on Social Prescribing (SP) across 25 UK medical schools during 2017-2018. 

Academics from several medical schools have expressed their desire...

September 6, 2018

“Social prescription is probably one of the most evaluated policy changes of the 21st century”.  Those words from Chris Dayson ofSheffield Hallam University should be written on the heart of every health minister, policy advisor, commissioner and journalist from now on...

June 13, 2018

I am writing this on the eve of the 1st International Social Prescribing Network research conference.  Since Michael Dixon and I, with colleagues, set up the Social Prescribing Network in November 2015, we have been able to bring so many different people together.  Eac...

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