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International Social Prescribing Network Conference 2019


  • University of Westminster 35 Marylebone Road London, England, NW1 5LS United Kingdom (map)

The second International Social Prescribing Network Conference takes place in London at the University of Westminster from 11 - 12 July 2019. The theme of the conference is ‘From system to local'.

The Social Prescribing Network have announced that: "This two-day collaborative conference will provide an exciting opportunity to hear the latest research and thinking on the implementation and practice of social prescribing around the world." Attendees can expect to hear about how social prescribing is being implemented in other nations such as Canada, the Netherlands, Singapore and Finland, in addition to understanding progress in the UK.

The conference will also present a curated exhibition of art from people who have used social prescribing on their road to health.

Keynote talks and breakouts include:

  • The latest strategic information and discussion from NHS England - James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care

  • A comprehensive review of the evidence for lifestyle medicine – Dr Dean Ornish, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University College San Francisco

  • Social Prescribing in Canada – Health Equity and High Expectations - Kate Mulligan, Director, Policy and Communications, Alliance for Healthier Communities

  • Welzijn op Recept/Social Prescribing in the Netherlands - Jan Joost Meijs/Miriam Heijenders

  • Implementation of social prescribing in community hospitals in Singapore - Tan Bee Yee

  • Presentation of new population-level data on the longitudinal benefits of the arts – Dr Daisy Fancourt, UCL

  • Overview of the social and welfare outcomes of social prescribing that influence our health – Dr Marie Polley, University of Westminster

Workshops on aspects of social prescribing - economics, digital, quality assurance and Allied Health professional.

Panel session on models of social prescribing for children, young people and families.

Meet the innovators – a chance to ask those who have been there, done it and got the T-shirt!

The latest research presentations and posters from the research community.

Drinks reception and art exhibition – The Road to Health – using art produced by people using social prescribing.

Who should attend?

This conference encourages healthcare professionals, VCSE organisations, commissioners, policy-makers, academics, businesses and funders who are either already implementing social prescribing or who are interested to find out more. It will provide essential knowledge on the latest research, effective implementation and practice; opportunities to meet the innovators, view the latest research and very importantly, to network.

To purchase tickets for the main theatre and view the live event, visit the University of Westminster booking page.

To purchase tickets for the broadcasting theatre to view the main theatre via a stream, visit the University of Westminster booking page.

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