Social Prescribing & Primary Care Networks
Building on our multi award-winning, accredited care navigation training and expertise within primary care, we are excited to announce plans for our first set of accredited training courses and qualifications to support primary care networks across the country. The first of which are designed to support social prescribing.
The range of support available via GP practices to local people widens, diversifies and becomes more accessible across the country from July 2019 (NHS Long Term Plan).
- Link workers or social prescribers within primary care networks, will work with people to develop tailored plans and connect them to local groups and support services.
- Over 1,000 trained social prescribing link workers will be in place by the end of 2020/21 rising further by 2023/24, with the aim that over 900,000 people are able to be referred to social prescribing schemes by then.
- Funding for workforce development, training and recruitment to these vital posts will be made available to primary care networks from July 2019, along with other local workforce development funds to support practice resilience
We’re proud to offer the UK’s only qualification in Social Prescribing as well as two more accredited courses to support new and established social prescribers/link workers. The courses launch between June & September 2019.
Interest is already high so if you are a PCN lead, CCG manager or social prescriber/link worker that would like to register your interest in these courses and receive information as soon as we can release details, please sign up to our mailing list below.
Did you know?
Conexus Healthcare, together with Health Education England, Bromley by Bow and the University of East London, have been running a six-month pilot ‘Level 3 Qualification in Social Prescribing’ course since February 2019.