Podcast on Prescription -S2-EP9-The Global Social Prescribing Alliance artwork
Podcast on Prescription

Podcast on Prescription -S2-EP9-The Global Social Prescribing Alliance

  • S2E9
  • 59:05
  • June 30th 2022

Podcast on Prescription is back! This week Dr. Radha will be finding out about how social prescribing has developed globally. She will be joined by 7 special guests, who are part of the Global Social Prescribing Alliance:

James Sanderson, Personalised Care Group at NHS England and NHS Improvement & NASP

Dr Michael Dixon is a NHS GP at the Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health in Cullompton, Devon

Dr. Kate Mulligan, Canadian Institute for Social Prescribing

Mr Gareth Presch, World Health Innovation Summit.

Assoc Prof Lee Kheng Hock, Singapore General Hospital

Isabelle Wachsmuth-Huguet, World Health Organisation

Dr Bogdan Chiva Giurca, NASP

If you want to find out more: Home | Global Social Prescribing Alliance (gspalliance.com)

Podcast on Prescription

Welcome to Podcast on Prescription, brought to you by Dr Radha Modgil and the National Academy for Social Prescribing

We want people to be able to live their best possible life. Social prescribing helps people to do this. When you hear the word ‘prescription’ you might automatically think of tablets, pills and medication, but a ‘social prescription’ is different.

So, what is social prescribing? Well, simply put, social prescribing is a way for health professionals, such as social prescribing link workers based in a GP practice, to connect people to activities in the community for practical and emotional support. It helps people gain choice and control over their wellbeing, to manage their needs and in a way that suits them.

It can especially help people who have long-term conditions, need support with their mental health, are lonely or isolated or have complex social needs. Social Prescribing is now being offered across the NHS in England and there is a growing movement both here and internationally embracing the benefits.

And in this podcast, we are going to explore more about the power of all of these activities: that 'social prescription’ that helps people through.

Visit https://socialprescribingacademy.org.uk/ to find out more.

The content of this podcast is not intended to be a substitution for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your GP or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice or delay obtaining such advice because of something contained on this podcast.