Research and Evaluation

Reports and evaluations

The world of social prescribing is constantly moving and developing with new reports and evaluations being published regularly. Each month we feature a few of the latest publications in our newsletter.  This will then be added to our archive of grey literature, a Google sheet you can view here, which is accessible for free.  If you have a report or evaluation you would like us to consider sharing via our newsletter and website, you can submit it here. Please note that they must be available to view online.

We are also developing an active research archive to support research into social prescribing which will be freely available via a Google sheet on our website. If you would like your research to be listed, please fill in a submission form.

Academic resources

Academic sources are sources that can include academic journal articles, and published reports. The content has usually been peer-reviewed, which means that it has been reviewed by experts on its topic for accuracy and quality before being published.  If you are interested in the research behind social prescribing, you can search for free using PubMed.gov.  You can also search using Google Scholar.

You can also join the National Academy for Social Prescribing Evidence collaborative. Several of the leading research institutions with an interest in social prescribing have been brought together as an academic partnership to work to share evidence more effectively, with a focus on outcomes for people, local systems, and communities.  The Evidence Collaborative is a wider network to inform their work, welcoming those with an interest in evidence from across the social prescribing pathway, both in the UK and internationally.  You can find more information and join here. Previous meetings can be viewed on our YouTube channel.