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HLP Social Prescribing Innovators Programme

New support programme and funding for London’s Social Prescribing Innovators
Individuals and small groups working for social prescribing services in London could be eligible for up
to £10,000 in grant funding and a six-month improvement support and coaching programme from
October 2022 – March 2023.

Applications for Healthy London Partnership’s new Social Prescribing Innovators Programme open
22 June and there will be four weeks to apply.
Successful applicants, as judged by some of London’s expert social prescribing professionals,
academics, and clinicians, will be supported to deliver an improvement project targeting key
challenges to social prescribing services.

Dr Jagan John, Clinical Director for Personalised Care in London, and Chair of the North East London
Clinical Commissioning Group says the programme will unleash powerful ideas from London’s
vibrant social prescribing workforce to help overcome some of the implementation challenges of
expanding delivery into London’s primary care networks.
“Social prescribing link workers, when based as part of the multi-disciplinary team in primary care
networks, can really tackle the health inequalities many Londoners face. Yet time and again we hear
how difficult it is to recruit and retain people with the right skills, set up hubs in the right locations,
or link to appropriate services in communities outside the health service. This programme will give
talented individuals and teams the opportunity to have the support they need to test out new ideas
for making sure we can rollout social prescribing right across London, taking a holistic approach to
even more people’s health and wellbeing while easing the pressure on the NHS.”

The innovative solutions developed by those who take part in the programme will be shared with all
interested in mainstreaming social prescribing across London’s primary care services and beyond.
Social prescribing was highlighted as a priority by the Secretary of State for Health and Care Sajid
Javid earlier this year, is a key commitment in the NHS Long Term Plan.
To find out more, including details of a workshop to support interested applicants on 7 July, visit the
HLP website:

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