The Evidence Collaborative

National Academy for Social Prescribing

Invitation to join the National Academy for Social Prescribing’s Evidence Collaborative

The evidence base on the benefits of social prescribing for people’s health and wellbeing is growing, however it is not comprehensive or easy to access. This is hindering the growth of social prescribing at a time when demand is growing, especially to support those most impacted by COVID-19.

Several of the leading research institutions with an interest in social prescribing have been brought together as an academic partnership by the National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP).  NASP and its academic partners are working closely with NHS England and NHS Improvement, and others, to begin work to share evidence more effectively, with focus on outcomes for people, local systems, and communities.  The academic partners are now building a wider collaborative to inform their work, welcoming interest from those with an interest in evidence from across the social prescribing pathway, both UK and internationally.

Register your interest in joining NASP’s Evidence Collaborative, a new network for anyone interested in improving the evidence for social prescribing.  
The University of Plymouth’s National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula are leading the partnership and their core partners include: The Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care, University of Oxford; University of East London; Sheffield Hallam University; The Social Prescribing Network; University of the West of England; and University College London and the National Centre for Creative Health.

Sign up below to register your interest in joining the collaborative which will help inform how NASP improves and shares the evidence for social prescribing.

Personal details will be collected, stored, and used by the Social Prescribing Network, on behalf of NASP and its academic partnership, and in line with the relevant data protection legislation.  

Sign up today to join us in an Airmeet on Tuesday 29th March – 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. This meeting will share and explore an emerging roadmap of evidence needs for social prescribing. Common needs, gaps and future directions will be discussed. The event will be via Airmeet, which offers a combination of presentations to join and networking in virtual breakout rooms.


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