Unlocking Social Prescribing

Monday, 27 April, 2015 - 09:30 to 16:15
Bromley by Bow Centre, London

New 2015 seminar series

Through this series of seminars, the Bromley by Bow Centre will share its extensive knowledge and learning on social prescribing acquired over the last 18 years. They seek to inspire, support and encourage others to set up effective social prescribing programmes.

You'll hear from the GPs who run the service, social prescribing project staff and directors of the centre. You will take a tour of the centre to see social prescribing in action. There will be opportunities during the day to discuss individual opportunities, challenges and questions.

The Bromley by Bow Centre was founded on the principles of social prescribing and the impact that positive social and learning opportunities have on the social determinants of health.

Since the development of the Bromley by Bow Health Centre in 1997, doctors have been referring patients to programmes and projects at the centre. In recent years, funding was received from the local Clinical Commissioning Group and local GP network to expand the work and take the model to include five further local health centres, giving over 40,000 patients access to such local services through social prescribing.


First seminar dates in 2015 are 27th April, 19th May and 1st July

What will you learn?

• What is social prescribing and how does it work?
• The benefits of social prescribing for patients
• The benefits of social prescribing for the medical profession
• How to set up a social prescribing programme
• Building and developing successful partnerships
• How to take the next steps

Who will benefit?

The seminar content is aimed at health professionals and associated bodies and is thought to be particularly relevant to the following groups:-

• GP practices, networks and other health professionals
• Public health departments within local authorities
• Health and Wellbeing Boards
• CVS groups
• Third sector organisation
• Clinical Commissioning Groups
• Government health departments
• European health professionals

Cost:  £105.00 plus VAT

For more information and to book your place: http://www.bbbc.org.uk/-social-prescribing-seminars--201