Resources from 2nd International Social Prescribing Network Conference

'From system to local' 

11th-12th July 2019, University of Westminster

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Key note speeches


Professor Dean Ornish

The Evidence Behind Lifestyle Medicine

James Sanderson 

Implementation Of Social Prescribing Across England - A Systems Perspective

International Perspectives on Social Prescribing 

Kate Mulligan

Health Inequalities And High Expectations

Dr. Jan Joost Meijs & Dr. Miriam Heijnders

Social Prescribing In The Netherlands

Tan Bee Yee

Implementation Of Social Prescribing In Community Hospital In Singapore

Dr. Miia Palo

Social prescribing and integrated care above the arctic circle - Finnish perspective

Social Prescribing in the UK

Dr. Marie Polley

Understanding the outcomes in social prescribing

Dr. Daisy Fancourt

Social prescribing for population health? Findings from UK cohort studies

Dr. David Robinson

Social prescribing in South of Ireland

Dr. Carolyn Wallace

Social Prescribing in Wales

Dr. Viola Marx

Social Prescribing in Scotland

Research presentations

Wider Social Outcomes

Angela Eden

Integrating Wellbeing and Welfare provision to address the wider determinants of health in Salford

John Bell

Let’s Get Working’: social prescribing and employment – a genuine ‘win:win’ 

Annie Robinson

Reading Well: Nationally Delivering “Shelf Help” in Local Libraries

Sally Ohlsen

The what, how and why of social prescribing for people with physical and mental health issues: A realist evaluation’

Ivo Vassilev

Why trust is not enough? Implementing a social prescribing scheme in an open system

Implementation of Social Prescribing

Caroline Frostick

The frontline of social prescribing – how do we ensure Link Workers can work safely and effectively within primary care

Jessica Bockler

Creative Alternatives Online – Delivering arts-based social prescribing through the internet’

Helen Seers

Evaluation of a social prescribing pilot in Shropshire – implementation and impact findings

Ceri George

Mind Cymru Social Prescribing Project: gathering robust evidence for a mental health mode

Alexis Foster

Implementing outcome measures within social prescribing services

Children & Young People


Anna McCarthy

Helium Arts’ Creative Health Hub model: supporting and promoting creative wellbeing through an “arts on referral” approach

Gabriele Antony

Linking social and health services for families in need: implementation of early childhood intervention networks in Austria

Marcello Bertotti

Social Prescribing and young people in four English Sites - analysis of baseline data


Cat Pritchard

 Integrated Social Prescribing & Wellbeing Services for Young People

Systems Perspective & Big Data

Alison Fixen

What would a sustainable model of social prescribing look like? A systemic thinking perspective

Mairead Berrie

An evaluation of the Social Prescribing Service in Waterford Metropolitan Area in the South East of Ireland

Zachary McDonald

Systematic review of the effect of social prescribing on social isolation

Helen McPeake

Ways to Wellbeing in Halton, St Helens and Knowsley’

Plenary session


Giles Wilmore

Setting priorities for a sustainable future

Poster Presentations

All poster presentations from the conference are available to view and download via OneDrive