Social Prescribing Link Workers – action learning and building your peer learning network

NHS England has committed to making social prescribing link workers available to people in every GP practice across England, and to increasing the number of link workers in primary care over the next five years. With the recruitment of Primary Care Network (PCN) link workers well underway, NHS England is keen to ensure that new link workers feel supported and connected within their roles. We are therefore offering a series of workshops to help bring together new and existing social prescribing link workers within ICS/STP footprints to help develop and build local peer support networks.
This is the second link worker peer learning workshop for your STP/ICS area. The workshop be run as an action learning session and will focus on developing a peer learning network in your area and provides opportunities for link workers to connect and share personal experiences and social prescribing stories. Come and listen to others and share your ideas and help develop the social prescribing link worker peer learning networks across your STP/ICS area. The workshop will be informal and highly participative. We will take an action learning approach to enable the discussion of the participants important issues. We hope you can join us.

Who should attend?

The event will be of interest to all link workers based in your STP/ICS area. We are hoping to attract a mixture of participants from existing social prescribing projects and those recently started in PCN funded positions. Please note the event is only available to link workers.

Why should you attend?

The STP/ICS area link worker workshop will help you connect with others who are in similar roles working in your area. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss issues most important to them and to work with others in a supportive way to find solutions to current challenges. There will also be opportunities to share best practice and to foster a collaborative learning culture. We will also discuss options for developing a peer learning approach and network.


What will you gain from attending?

  • You will be able to hear about regional and national developments and the future for social prescribing
  • Contribute to the development of a peer learning network for your STP/ICS area
  • Better understanding of how others are approaching the link worker role
  • Experiencing action learning approaches
  • Learn how social prescribing fits in with the wider personalised care model
  • Participation in developing training and development plans
  • Share your ideas of how you would like the link worker peer learning networks to develop
  • Participate in interactive and engaging workshops that will help develop your approach to planning and delivering social prescribing
  • Share good practice and generate new ideas

Please note, attendance at this event is subject to successful registration only. Please avoid attending this event if you have been unsuccessful in your registration as you may not be permitted entry on the day.

If you register for this event and are unable to attend, please email as soon as possible so that the place can be released for someone else.

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