This course is delivered by E-learning for Health
Social prescribing is part of a commitment to personalised care. Personalised care means all people have choice and control over the way their care is planned and delivered, based on ‘what matters to me’ and individual strengths and diverse needs. This happens within a system that makes the most of the expertise, capacity and potential of people, families and communities in creating better health access, outcomes and experiences. Personalised care takes a whole-system approach, integrating services around the person. It is an all-age model, from maternity and childhood through to end of life, encompassing both mental and physical health support. It can contribute to advancing equality and reducing inequalities in access and outcomes for all.
Social prescribing is one of six key components of the NHS Comprehensive Model for Personalised Care. Alongside shared decision making, personalised care and support planning, supported self-management, personal heath budgets and broader choice within the NHS, social prescribing enables people to be more involved in their care.
This e-learning for Health resource has been developed for link workers and includes the core elements and skills required to do the job and deliver social prescribing as part of a PCN multi-disciplinary team.