Social prescribing: coming of age

06 November - 06 November The King's Fund

Programme

  • 06 November

Registration, exhibition and networking

08:30 AM 10:00 AM

Breakfast session: Can social prescribing help reduce the demand on secondary services from long-term conditions?

09:00 AM 09:45 AM

Session one: Opening plenary

10:00 AM 11:25 AM

Dr Tom Coffey OBE

Dr Michael Dixon OBE

Tony Doherty

Sir Sam Everington

DK Dr Helen Kingston

Dr Marie Polley

James Sanderson

Arabella Tresilian

Refreshment break, scavenger hunt and networking

11:25 AM 11:55 AM

Session two

11:55 AM 12:50 PM

BC Bogdan Chiva Giurca

Rt Hon Matt Hancock

Richard Murray

Della Powell

Lunch, networking and scavenger hunt

01:00 PM 01:50 PM

Breakout A: Assuring safety and quality in social prescribing

01:50 PM 02:50 PM

AB Ann Booth

DE Dr Marie Anne Essam

Dipika Kaushal

CL Craig Lister

Tamsin Woodhead

Breakout B: Technology by itself does not transform

01:50 PM 02:50 PM

Martin Bell

CE Chris Easton

SH Sharon Hanooman

Breakout C: Developing and supporting link workers

01:50 PM 02:50 PM

Dr Marcello Bertotti

Janet Coan

Dan Hopewell

Rebecca Howe

Barry Knowles

Refreshment break, scavenger hunt and networking

02:50 PM 03:10 PM

Breakout D: Making the case with outcomes

03:10 PM 04:10 PM

Paul Jarvis-Beesley

Dr Richard Kimberlee

Jo Robins

James Watson

Breakout E: Arts and health

03:10 PM 04:10 PM

Tim Joss

DM Dr Laura Marshall-Andrews

Dr Simon Opher

Breakout F: The role of housing in scaling social prescribing

03:10 PM 04:10 PM

Juliann Hall

Jenny Mace

Helen Rowbottom

Merron Simpson

Closing plenary: Next steps for embedding social prescribing

04:10 PM 05:00 PM

Professor Sir Chris  Ham

JH Jane Hartley

Zoe Williams

Drinks reception

05:00 PM 06:30 PM

Abbvie

Event partners

Exhibitors

Event supporters

Speakers

Attendees

Martin Bell

Independent Consultant, Health Care, IT and Business
The Martin Bell Partnership
Martin is an independent consultant (The Martin Bell Partnership) specialising in healthcare, healthcare IT and general strategic and practical business support.

He is an experienced former board level CIO in the NHS and was a senior executive in the commercial sector of the largest UK clinical systems provider.

He has previous industry experience including defence, retail, construction and software development. Overall, He has 34 years business experience, with 17 years in healthcare.

Martin has a growing base over 60 clients, covering a broad spectrum of health and care, including many corporate healthcare IT vendors, investment houses and digital health start-ups.

@MartinBell1966

06 November

Dr Marcello Bertotti

Senior Research Fellow
University of East London
Dr Marcello Bertotti is senior research fellow at the Institute for Health and Human Development (University of East London). He has 15 years work experience in research and evaluation and led a wide range of research projects commissioned by research councils as well as local government and NHS organisations. In the last few years, Marcello has developed significant expertise in the evaluation of social prescribing with evaluations for Newham, City and Hackney and Waltham Forest CCGs and published a number of journal articles on the topic. He is now leading evaluations for an additional three social prescribing schemes including Redbridge, Waltham Forest and social prescribing for Young People in four English sites funded by Health and Wellbeing Fund (Department of Health and Social Care). Marcello is the London co-lead of the National Social Prescribing Network which unites over 1,500 health professionals, researchers, practitioners, commissioners, and citizens to exchange valuable practice and develop social prescribing in the UK. He is also chair of an evaluation sub-group which advises the Mayor in relation to the development of a London vision for social prescribing.

06 November

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Ann Booth

Head of Performance and Quality
Citizens Advice

06 November

Andrew Boyd

GP, Clapham Park Group Practice, and Clinical Champion, Clinical Priorities Programme
Royal College of General Practitioners
Andrew is a GP in Lambeth, London. He has interests in lifestyle medicine, in particular the importance of physical activity for good health, and works on social prescribing initiatives in South London. He has held various NHS positions in leadership, education and global health and is the RCGP Clinical Priority Champion for physical activity & lifestyle, and teaches health professionals as part of Public Health England’s Clinical Champions’ programme. When not at his (standing) desk, he is an avid cyclist and ski tourer

@drandrewboyd
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William Bradlow

Consultant Cardiologist
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
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Bogdan Chiva Giurca

Founder and Chair
NHS England National Social Prescribing Student Champion Scheme

06 November

Janet Coan

Social Prescribing Development Lead
Bromley by Bow Centre
Janet Coan is social prescribing development lead at The Bromley by Bow Centre. She also works part time for a social prescribing project in her home city of Brighton and Hove and has helped secure additional funding for both organisations to ensure the schemes are sustainable and can grow the evidence base. Janet is a founder member of Tower Hamlets partnership group for successfully establishing social prescribing via all 36 GP practices in the borough. Before specialising in social prescribing, Janet worked extensively for charities and private businesses in strategy and development for growth. She is a trained psychodynamic counsellor and has worked in primary care and in hospice settings.

06 November

Dr Tom Coffey OBE

Senior Advisor to the Mayor, Health Policy
Greater London Authority
Tom is a well-known and respected figure in health and NHS circles with over 20 years’ clinical experience:
  • As an Accident and Emergency service doctor – for 23 years
  • As a GP partner in the South London area – for over 22 years.

Tom is a commissioner who specialises in children, mental health and acute services. He was the chairman of the Professional Executive Committee at the former Wandsworth PCT and currently Joint Director for Emergency Care at NHS England (London).

He teaches medical students at St George’s Medical School in south London and was previously chairman of the health think tank “New Health Network”.

Tom was awarded the OBE in the 2009 new year’s honours and is a season ticket holder at Chelsea F.C.

06 November

Dr Michael Dixon OBE

GP and National Clinical Lead for Social Prescription
NHS England
Dr Michael Dixon is a GP in College Surgery in Devon. He is Chair of Council for the College of Medicine, which emphasises the importance of non-biomedical interventions in health and care, which includes social prescription, lifestyle interventions and complementary and traditional approaches. He is visiting Professor at University College London and at the University of Westminster.

06 November

Tony Doherty

Regional Co-ordinator
Healthy Living Centre Alliance, Northern Ireland   
Tony Doherty is the full-time Regional Co-ordinator of the Healthy Living Centre Alliance in the north of Ireland, and is Chair of the Northern Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), a local driver in the transformation of the health service, and is a member of the Transition Leadership Group for ICP Development. He has forged strong links with GP Federations bringing general practice closer to community development and social prescribing and is currently working to establish an all-Ireland Social Prescribing Network. Tony is a member of a Programme for Government Implementation Group re Expansion of Community Development Approaches to Health & Wellbeing
He is a part-time writer of memoir, having published his first book This Man’s Wee Boy to critical acclaim in 2016. His second book The Dead Beside Us was published in October 2017.

06 November

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Chris Easton

Head of Person and Community-Centred Approaches
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

06 November

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Dr Marie Anne Essam

GP, Pathfinder Practice
NHS Herts Valleys CCG

06 November

Sir Sam Everington

Bromley by Bow Centre
Sam has been a GP in Tower Hamlets since 1989 and is chair of NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group and a board member of NHS Clinical Commissioners. He is part of the Bromley By Bow GP partnership, with more than 100 projects under its roof supporting the wider determinants of health. He is governor of a local primary school and was one of the founders of THEDOC – Tower Hamlets GP Out of Hours Service. Sam was knighted for services to primary care in the Queen's New Year Honours, 2015.

Sam is a qualified barrister and a member of BMA Council. In 1999 he received an OBE for services to inner city primary care and in 2006, the International Award of Excellence in Health Care. He is a director of Community Health Partnerships (NHS Lift) and has published a number of papers with Professor Aneez Esmail on discrimination in the NHS.

He has previously been a member of GMC Council, Cabinet appointed Ambassador for Social Enterprise and Acting Chair of the BMA.

06 November

Juliann Hall

Director of Care, Health and Wellbeing
South Yorkshire Housing Association
Juliann Hall is Director of Care, Health and Wellbeing Director at South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) – one of the largest providers of Social Prescribing services in country and the largest provider of supported housing services in the Sheffield City Region. Since joining the association 5 years ago Juliann has led on a programme to strengthen the associations approach to working with health, particularly in the area of co-creation. In the last 3 years SYHA have delivered co-design programmes for NHS England, The Department of Health and Public Health England, as well as for a number of local authorities and CCGs. The association has gained national recognition as leaders in the field of health and housing winning the National Housing Award for Care and Support provider of the year, the NHS Alliance award for Innovation and the LaignBuisson award for Personalisation.

Juliann holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and has 20 years experience working across health, social care, housing and the voluntary sector. Prior to joining South Yorkshire Housing Association Juliann was Deputy Chief Executive of Autism Plus, a charity offering a range of care, employment and education services to individuals with autism.

06 November

Professor Sir Chris Ham

Chief Executive
The King’s Fund
Chris leads the Fund’s work. He rejoined the Fund in 2010, having previously worked here between 1986 and 1992. He has held posts at the universities of Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds and is currently emeritus professor at the University of Birmingham. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and The Royal College of General Practitioners.

Chris was director of the strategy unit in the Department of Health between 2000 and 2004, has advised the WHO and the World Bank, and has acted as a consultant to a number of governments. He has been a non-executive director of the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, and a governor of the Health Foundation and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.

Chris researches and writes on all aspects of health reform and is a sought-after speaker. He was awarded a CBE in 2004 for his services to the NHS and an honorary doctorate by the University of Kent in 2012.

In 2018, Chris Ham received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to health policy and management.

@profchrisham

Read Chris' reports and blog posts.

06 November

Rt Hon Matt Hancock

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Matt Hancock MP was appointed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 9 July 2018.

He was Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from 8 January 2018 to 9 July 2018. He was previously Minister of State for Digital from July 2016 to January 2018.

Matt Hancock is the MP for West Suffolk, having been elected in the 2010 general election. From 2010 Matt served as a backbencher on the Public Accounts Committee and the Standards & Privileges Committee. Matt entered government in September 2012 and has served in a number of Ministerial Roles, including for skills and business, and as Paymaster General. He oversaw the expansion of apprenticeships, and championed the digital transformation of government.

From July 2016 he served at DCMS as Minister of State for Digital and was responsible for broadband, broadcasting, creative industries, cyber and the tech industry.

Before entering politics, Matt worked for his family business, as an economist at the Bank of England, and as Chief of Staff to the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. He holds degrees from Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

06 November

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Sharon Hanooman

Senior Social Prescriber
Waltham Forest

06 November

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Jane Hartley

Chief Executive
Voluntary Organisations Network North East (VONNE)
Jane has many years of experience working in the NE voluntary sector primarily with a focus on health & wellbeing and is currently the NE Social Prescribing Facilitator working with NHSE and the national Social Prescribing Network. She is also the lead for Health & Wellbeing at VONNE, the regional infrastructure body supporting the voluntary sector and was formerly CEO of VONNE until Sept 2018.

She has broad experience of working within the voluntary and public sector including award winning health & wellbeing charity, Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), operating across Co. Durham and Tees Valley and managing a health and care partnership across health and social care within the NHS and local authorities. She has also worked as a consultant supporting voluntary & community organisations across the North East and has built a strong credible reputation along the way.
Jane is also Vice Chair of Ways to Wellness, the Social Impact Bond funded Social Prescribing Programme targeting people with long term health conditions in Newcastle West. She is a Trustee of various charities including the Greggs Foundation, Smart Works Newcastle and Family Help CIO: a domestic abuse charity in her home town of Darlington, Co. Durham.

@Pers_Care
@VONNENews

06 November

Dan Hopewell

Director of Knowledge and Innovation
Bromley by Bow Centre
Dan Hopewell is the Director of Knowledge and Innovation at the Bromley by Bow Centre, leading its Insights Team who carry out research and evaluation, and support innovation and development within our organisations and through our knowledge share programme, with a wide range of organisations and community across the UK and further afield.
Previously Dan was the Centre’s Director of Strategy and prior to that it’s Director of Services, leading its £3.5 million community development and services programme. Before arriving at Bromley by Bow Dan taught public art at Barnet College. Before that he worked in Nicaragua for 15 years developing highly effective programmes for young people and communities based around public art.

06 November

Rebecca Howe

Social Prescribing Team Leader
Voluntary Action Rotherham
Rebecca is Team Leader of the Rotherham Social Prescribing Service, having joined the service in March 2018. She works for Voluntary Action Rotherham where her role involves leading and supporting a team of 8 Link Workers. Apart from her Team Leader responsibilities, Rebecca also undertakes the Link Worker role herself. In leading the team of Link Workers, Rebecca works across both Social Prescribing schemes, a long term health conditions (primary care) scheme and mental health scheme.
Before joining the Social Prescribing team, Rebecca worked as a Locality Co-ordinator within Smoking Cessation Services in Bassetlaw where she specialised in smoking cessation during pregnancy for a number of years.

Rebecca is a Psychology graduate from the University of Leeds and has an MSc in Health Psychology from Sheffield Hallam University.

06 November

Paul Jarvis-Beesley

Head of Health and Sport
StreetGames
Prior to joining the StreetGames national team, Paul spent twenty years running an outdoor education charity then four years working on Physical Activity Policy & Promotion at the Department of Health in England. He was Vice Chair of the World Health Organisation’s Healthy City Partnership in Brighton & Hove, and a Director of Brighton Carnival. He has also worked for Sport England and the Arts Council on physical activity promotion and holds a Masters Degree in International Charity Management.
Paul co-chairs the national Special Interest Group for Young People’s Social Prescribing, as a sub-group of the national network.

06 November

Tim Joss

Chief Executive and Founder
Aesop
Tim is a social entrepreneur and bridge-builder. He is Chief Executive & Founder of Aesop. Launched in 2014, Aesop connects the worlds of health and the arts, helping health harness the power of the arts and helping the arts contribute effectively and cost-effectively to health. Aesop’s breakthroughs include: a £2.1 million early stage roll-out of Dance to Health, a falls prevention dance programme; the first evaluation framework for arts in health; and the first national arts in health conference and showcase for health decision-makers. Past positions include Artistic Director & Chief Executive of the Bath International Music Festival and director of a charitable foundation. He was appointed a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2005.

06 November

Dipika Kaushal

Chief Executive Officer
Voluntary Action Calderdale
Dipika is the recently appointed CEO of Voluntary Action Calderdale and comes with an extensive background of working in the voluntary, community and the public sector. Over the years Dipika has led on a number of successful organisational transformations and innovative developments including developing a successful range of integrated models of service delivery between the voluntary and community sector and public sector in primary care, acute care and offender health care. Dipika is championing quality assurance systems like Quality for Health for the sector to ensure it is viewed as the solution to meet local demands for delivery in addition to creating opportunities for more integrated provision through social prescribing and other local delivery systems to create stronger and healthier communities.

06 November

Dr Richard Kimberlee

Senior Research Fellow
University of the West of England 
Richard is a senior research fellow at the University of the West of England. He teaches Public Health Economics to MSc Public and Environmental Health students and Physician Associates. He is a founding member of the national Social Prescribing Network of the UK. He is the South West lead for the Social Prescribing Network. Richard graduated with a first class Sociology/Psychology BA honours degree from Lancaster University in 1983. His MSc. Politics (Distinction) was gained from UWE in 1996, followed by a PHd in 2000. He has taught at Liverpool (John Moores) University, Bradford University and Bath Spa University. His current research interests includes: evaluating complex community health interventions and assessing their social value. This evaluative work includes analysis of: DoH, SRB, Big Lottery, Sport England and EDF programmes. He has worked with a plethora of third sector organizations in the UK and across Europe to develop the capacity of the sector to profile their work. He has a passion about nurturing the social prescribing initiatives that are evolving across the country to ensure that we can develop more preventative health services as resources become scarcer. His recent work includes a review of social prescribing for the Department of Health.




06 November

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Dr Helen Kingston

GP
NHS Somerset CCG

06 November

Barry Knowles

Service Manager, Social Prescribing Service
Voluntary Action Rotherham
Barry is the Service Manager of the Rotherham Social Prescribing Service, having been with the service since its inception in 2012.He works for Voluntary Action Rotherham where he oversees the operational development and delivery of the service and manages a staff team of 9 Link Workers (including a Team Leader) and an Administrator.In addition, Barry commissions and manages a range of contracts with voluntary sector service providers.The commissioned service providers deliver services for social prescribing beneficiaries.
Barry has managed and co-ordinated projects in the public and voluntary sectors for over 20 years.His portfolio includes the management of projects covering a range of social policy issues, including housing and skills (local labour in construction scheme), developing skills linked to inward investment, widening community participation in learning and community development. He has worked for a local authority, a regeneration partnership and a community partnership before joining Voluntary Action Rotherham to manage the Rotherham Social Prescribing Service.

06 November

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Craig Lister

Green Gym Managing Director
The Conservation Volunteers

06 November

Jenny Mace

Strategic Lead for Learning Disabilities
Home Group
Jenny is Home Group’s Strategic Lead for Learning Disabilities and sits within their Clinical Team. Jenny is currently developing Home Group’s new Support Practice approach for all customer groups. She has a particular interest in health equality and supporting this for all the people and communities Home Group works with.
Jenny has 30 years’ experience working in social care including youth work, criminal justice, homelessness and mental health. Before joining Home Group Jenny worked for housing associations and specialist support organisations as a business development manager, working with commissioners to identify and deliver community-focused services.

06 November

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Dr Laura Marshall-Andrews

GP
Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre

06 November

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Leeann Monk-Ozgul

Co-Founder
Elemental Software

Richard Murray

Director of Policy
The King's Fund
Richard leads the policy team and his responsibilities at the Fund include overseeing the policy work programme and contributing to the wider work of the Fund, particularly to understand the key challenges and opportunities facing health and care.

Before joining the Fund in January 2014, Richard was chief analyst at NHS England and had held a number of roles at the Department of Health, including senior economic adviser, director of strategy, director of financial planning and chief analyst, and director of finance, quality, strategy and analysis.

Richard initially trained as an economist and spent five years in academia before joining the Department of Health as an economic adviser. Following this he spent four years as a health care specialist at McKinsey & Co.

Richard was recently appointed as the new Chief Executive of The King’s Fund. He will succeed Professor Sir Chris Ham who steps down at the end of 2018.

06 November

Dr Simon Opher

GP and Social Prescribing Lead
NHS Gloucestershire CCG
Dr Simon Opher is a full time GP and GP trainer in Gloucestershire. He is Chair of Stroud Locality Board with responsibility for the healthcare of 120,000 people. He was also the lead clinician for the national Cultural Commission Pilot and leads onSocial Prescribing in Gloucestershire. He has had an artist in residence in his surgery for the past 18 years, delivering arts, ceramics, music, dance and poetry to his patients. He founded Artlift in 2007, providing arts on prescription to patients in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Latest projects include arts and ballet to help survivors of cancer, the use of comedy to engage hard to reach communities, and Allotments on prescription sited on unused NHS land. He was awarded an MBE in 2016.

06 November

Dr Marie Polley

Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences and Research
University of Westminster

Dr Marie Polley has a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and PhD in molecular carcinogenesis. She is also a Reiki teacher and practitioner. Marie is currently a Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences and Research at the University of Westminster.Marie is also a founder and past Chair of the British Society for Integrative Oncology in the UK and sits on the board of trustees for the International organisation, the Society of Integrative Oncology. Dr Polley has researched extensively on how to capture the patients’ voice in research and developed pragmatic mixed methods research on effective integrations of different health paradigms. Much of this work was informed when she was an embedded researcher for Breast Cancer Haven, where she collaborated with Dr Seers to develop Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing (MYCaW) – a validated and internationally recognised Patient Reported Outcome Measure. Marie set up and is Co-Chair of the Social Prescribing Network, a means of enabling GPs and other frontline healthcare professionals to refer patients to a link worker. This provides them with a face-to-face conversation and identify and co-produce appropriate support pathways in the third sector. This approach has now been incorporated into the recently announced Loneliness Strategy.

06 November

Della Powell

Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery
University of South Wales
Della Powell is representing the All Wales Social Prescribing Research Network. She is a Registered Adult Nurse, who trained in the Royal Air Force and spent many years working within critical care environments. Over a decade ago, Della moved to work within the community where her passion for integrated care flourished. She was awarded the Queen’s Nurse Title in 2016. Her role as a community palliative care specialist nurse, is where her social prescribing journey began. Della is now a lecturer at the University of South Wales and is currently undertaking a PhD study on the development of the research network in Wales. She is married with 2 sons and is grateful for and passionate about life!

06 November

Jo Robins

Public Health Consultant
Shropshire Council
Jo Robins is a Public Health Consultant with NHS/local government with experience of strategic and operational roles. Jo believes in working across organisations to create opportunities to improve health valuing collaborative approaches in all work whether that’s strategy development, service re-design, programme implementation. She has considerable experience of developing children’s programmes, especially on mental health and in schools.
A positive communicator who genuinely enjoys working with others to achieve change. Programme lead for the roll out of a system wide social prescribing model in a rural county and NHS E Facilitator for the Midlands Regional Network. She recently worked on VulnerABLE, a European wide initiative to reduce health inequalities. She is a member of the Faculty of Public Health.

Jo lives in the beautiful county of Shropshire, enjoys being outdoors, and is in a community choir but cannot sing. .



06 November

Helen Rowbottom

Policy Officer
National Housing Association
Helen works at the National Housing Federation leading their strategy, partnerships and programmes integrating social housing and health. Helen builds relationships with the NHS and health leaders, politicians, senior civil servants and entrepreneurs to reduce NHS system pressure and tackle health inequalities, developing a community-based health and housing offer that can meet some of the greatest health challenges of our time. Helen is currently leading programmes developing housing’s offers around reducing delayed transfers of care and unnecessary readmissions, health devolution, housing for NHS key workers and social prescribing.

06 November

James Sanderson

Director of Personalised Care
NHS England 
James Sanderson is Director of Personalised Care for NHS England, leading the delivery of a range of programmes that are helping to empower people to have greater choice and control over their care. This includes the Personal Health Budgets programme, Integrated Personal Commissioning, Self Care, Patient Choice, Shared Decision Making, Social Prescribing, Maternity Pioneers, and the National End of Life Care Programme.

James joined NHS England in November 2015, and was formerly Chief Executive and Accounting Officer for the Independent Living Fund (ILF). The ILF supported disabled people across the whole of the UK to live independent lives through the provision of a form of personal budget.


06 November

Merron Simpson

Chief Executive
New NHS Alliance
Merron Simpson is a thought leader, national and local advisor/influencer, sector-bridger and consultant specialising in ‘people, places, housing and health’.

She is Chief Executive of the New NHS Alliance (www.nhsalliance.org), Director of New Realities Limited (www.newrealities.co.uk) and a Local Stakeholder Board member for West Midlands Housing. She is a former Chartered Institute of Housing Head of Policy and has worked with and advised many housing associations, local authorities, health bodies and national organisations including Kings Fund, NHS England, National Housing Federation, Housing LIN, Local Government Association, De Montfort University and Royal Town Planning Institute.

She has a passion to bring congruence between services and the reality of people’s and communities’ lives. This ambition runs through all her work.

06 November

Arabella Tresilian

Patient
Arabella Tresilian is a workplace mediator and trainer specialising in wellness, health and social care. Her career path arose out of her connection to a social prescribing service following a physical and mental health breakdown in 2015. Through exploring new avenues of work and interest in partnership with her social prescribing link worker, Arabella left an unsustainable and exhausting career in management consultancy, and retrained to be able to use her life experiences to support people in the workplace and community. She is an associate trainer to the charity, Mind, leading on corporate workplace wellbeing training for the Bath region, and she's also a certified Mental Health First Aider. She is an Associate to the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution and a mentor mediator with Bristol Mediation. She loves singing with Bath Community Gospel Choir and practices qigong for wellbeing of body and mind.She blogs at arabellatresilian.com.

06 November

James Watson

Manager, Personalised Care (Supported Self-Management)
NHS England
James works for NHS England’s Social Prescribing Team and is leading on the co-production of the common outcomes framework for social prescribing. James has previously worked in roles across NHS England in primary care, communications and public involvement teams. James is passionate about making a difference to people’s lives, having been a practice health champion and a part of a community radio project.

06 November

Dan Wellings

Senior Fellow, Policy
The King's Fund
Dan works in the policy team at the Fund, where his particular areas of interest include patient and staff experience and public perceptions of the NHS and social care system.

Before joining The King’s Fund in April 2017, Dan was Head of Insight and Feedback at NHS England. The Insight and Feedback team is responsible for the commissioning and running of a number of national surveys including the GP Patient Survey, the Cancer Patient Experience Survey and the Staff Survey. In addition, the team oversees the patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) programme as well as the implementation and development of the friends and family test.

Dan has also worked as Research Director at Ipsos MORI, specialising in public attitudes to the NHS and social care. He has a Masters in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

@danwellings

Read Dans' reports and blog posts.

Zoe Williams

GP and Clinical Champion, ‘Physical Activity and Lifestyle’
Royal College of General Practitioners
Zoe Williams graduated from Medical school in 2007 and currently practices as an NHS GP in London. Her portfolio GP career means that she has multiple roles, including Public Health England Lead Clinical champion for Physical Activity, RCGP clinical champion - Physical Activity and lifestyle, and CCG clinical associate - Obesity and Lifestyle. Zoe’s ambition has always been to combine her dedication to medicine, her passions for health and fitness as well as succeed in a career in media.

She had her first taste of this when selected out of thousands for Sky 1’s Gladiators and became the undefeated ‘Amazon.’ Zoe went on to become resident doctor on ITV’s popular daytime show ‘This Morning’. She has presented across BBC network, including BBC News broadcast, ‘Horizons’ and ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’. She specializes in debunking the confusing world of medicine, in a fun and entertaining way.

In 2009 she founded the organisation ‘Sportsgirls’, which aims to increase the physical activity of teenage girls by inspiring, educating and motivating they to be healthier and more active. In 2013 workshops were also developed for boys and the organisation was renamed Fit4Life.

06 November

Tamsin Woodhead

Quality for Health co-ordinator
Voluntary Action Calderdale
Tamsin is the Quality For Health Co-ordinator at Voluntary Action Calderdale. With ten years experience of working alongside a diverse range of communities, Tamsin has seen the Voluntary and Community Sector develop and grow into a key provider of quality, health and wellbeing services. During her time at Voluntary Action Calderdale Tamsin has supported the development and delivery of Quality For Health, a quality assurance system for organisations delivering health and wellbeing services, to support organisations to demonstrate and be recognised for the high quality of services whilst keeping the service users and the communities they serve at the core of their work.

06 November

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Aamena Bharmal

Clinical Fellow
Bupa
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Aaron Gowson

Regional Policy Manager
AbbVie
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Aaron Hall

Macmillan LWABC Community Facilitator
Lincolnshire West CCG / Macmillan
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Abi Conway

Chief Executive Officer
Citizens Advice Northumberland
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Adrian Bradley

Head of Sport and Health
English Football League Trust
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Aimee Burbery

Officer, Policy and Research
Arts Council England
AH

Alex Hayes

Project Officer
Historic England
AF

Alexis Foster

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow
The University of Sheffield
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Alex Laird

Founder, Living Medicine
Alex Laird
AC

Alison Carlin

Business Development
Elemental
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Alyson McGregor

Director
Altogether Better
AH

Amelia Howard

Healthy London Partnership Team Lead
NHS England
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Amy Davenport

Head of Business Development
Health Exchange CIC
AF

Amy Fieldhouse

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse
Elemental Software
AJ

Amy Jones

Social Prescription Manager
Claremont Project
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Amy Peters

Public Affairs and External Relations Manager,
Novo Nordisk
AW

Amy Williams

Senior Business Communications Manager
NHS Property Services
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Ana Nacif

Coach
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Andrew Boyd

GP, Clapham Park Group Practice, and Clinical Champion, Clinical Priorities Programme
Royal College of General Practitioners
AF

Andrew Flett

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
NHS Property Services Ltd
AL

Andrew Liles

Specialist Health Consultant
R- Outcomes
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Andrew Sibley

Programme Manager Evaluation
Wessex Academic Health Science Network
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Andrew Thompson

Chief Executive Officer
VAST
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Andy Cooke

Director
Local Social CIC
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Andy Gray

Chief Officer
Dudley CVS
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Andy Ryan

Area Manager
Changing Lives
AJ

Angela Jessop

Transformation Manager
Buckinghamshire CCG
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Annah Psarros

Snr Policy Officer
Maternity Action
AP

Anna Prytherch

Project Manager
Rural Health and Care Wales
AB

Ann Booth

Head of Performance and Quality
Citizens Advice
AC

Anne-Marie Carratu

Vice Chair
UK Reiki Federation
AJ

Annette Jack

Sustainable Healthcare Manager
AbbVie UK
AD

Anya de Iongh

Senior Self-Management Coach
Help and Care
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Aonghus Gordon

Founder & Executive Chair
Ruskin Mill College
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Arabella Tresilian

Patient
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Attracta Asika

Head of Primary and Urgent Care
Kingston & Richmond CCGs
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Barbora Ertlova

Social Prescriber
LBWF- Social Prescriing Service
BK

Barry Knowles

"Service Manager, Social Prescribing Service
"
BW

Beccy White

Senior Officer STP
Milton Keynes Council
BL

Berni Lee

Locum Public Health Consultant
Warwickshire County Council
BP

Beverley Polson

Service Delivery Manager
Independence Trust
BT

Bev Taylor

Senior Manager Personalised Care
NHs England
BK

Bianca Karpf

Macmillan Social Prescribing Manager
Bromley by Bow Centre
BC

Bogdan Chiva Giurca

Founder and Chair
NHS England National Social Prescribing Student Champion Scheme
CM

Cara McAleese

Programme Manager
Meet Me At
CP

Cara Parker

Programme Funding Manager
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
CH

Carla Hawkins

Operations Manager
Southdown Housing Association
CG

Carol Gaskarth

Chief Executive Officer
Pionering Care Partnership
CE

Caroline Evans

Smoking Cessation Specialist Public Health
Brent Council - Public Health Team
CH

Caroline Holloway

Chief Executive Officerand Project Lead
Autistic Womens Empowerment Project
CJ

Carol Johnson-Eyre

Chief Executive Officer
Citizens Advice Wirral
CM

Carol McQuade

Social Prescriber
Bracknell Forest Council
CS

Carol Stephens

Chief Executive
Mind
CM

Catherine McClennan

Programme Director, Maternity and Women’s Services
NHS Halton CCG
CH

Cath Homer

Councillor
Northumberland County Council
CT

Catronia Toms

Head of Practice
Shaw Trust
CM

Charlette Middlemiss

Head of Workforce Modernisation
Workforce, Education & Development Services, NHS Wales
CF

Charlie Fox

Chief Executive
Red Zebra Community Solutions
CD

Charlotte Dyer

Interim Senior Project Officer
Mind
CO

Charlotte Owen

Project Officer
NHS England
CT

Cheryl Thallon

CH

Chloe Hindmarsh

Lecturer PGCE Post-16 and Further Education
Sheffield Hallam University
CE

Chris Easton

Head of Person and Community-Centred Approaches
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
CJ

Chris Jones

Support Solutions Manager
United Welsh
CM

Christiana Melam

Chief Executive Officer
Connect Link
CG

Christine Gardner

Active Communities Officer
Chiltern and South Bucks District Council
CM

Christine McMahon

Social Prescribing Manager
Brightlife, Age UK Cheshire
CS

Christine Southern

Business Development Officer
Mind
CH

Cindy Hayward

Social Prescribing Co-Ordinator
SCVS (Swansea Councli for Voluntary Service
CC

Claire Cotter

Programme Manager
Public Health England
CD

Claire Driffield

Health and Social Care Lead
Citizens Advice
CD

Claire Dunne

Programme Manager
Bromley by Bow Centre
CR

Clair Rowe

Community Navigation Service Manager
Brighton & Hove Impetus
CJ

Clara Jones

Healthwatch Merton Community Navigator
Merton Voluntary Service Council
CM

Clare Mahoney

Senior Programme Manager
Liverpool CCG
CO

Clare Olver

Project Development Officer
The Mersey Forest
CR

Clare Ridsdill-Smith

Head of Public Health Integration
London Borough of Sutton
CR

Clare Rotheram

Social Work and Research Lead
The Life Rooms - Mersey Care NHS
CD

Claudine Duff

Senior Policy Manager
Scottish Government
CB

Colin Baldwin

Community Resilience Officer
Suffolk County Council, Public Health
CE

Colin Elliott

Programme Funding Relationships Manager
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
CC

Conan Cowley

Care Closer to Home Locality Development Manager
Barnet CCG
CL

Craig Lister

Green Gym Managing Director
The Conservation Volunteers
CK

Cynthia Kerr

Senior Operations Manager
Independence Trust
DH

Dan Hopewell

Director of Knowledge and Innovation
Bromley by Bow Centre
DG

Daniel Glasgow

Deputy Director, Care Closer to Home
Barnet CCG
DK

Danielle Keenan

Social Prescribing Project Manager
Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum
DR

Daniel Regan

Artistic Director
Free Space Project
DW

Dan Wellings

Senior Fellow, Policy
The King's Fund
DC

Darren Crossley

Deputy Chief Executive
Carlisle City Council
DF

Darren Farish

Sport & Physical Activity Team Leader
Blaby District Council
DW

David Welch

Chief Executive Officer
Leeds Cares
DH

Dawn Hughes

National Partnerships Advisor
Activity Alliance
DM

Dayle McIntosh

Management Accountant
Citizens Advice Peterborough
DM

Deirdre McCloskey

Project Corodinator
MEAAP
DB

Delia Beck

Project and Relationship Manager
Sport England
DP

Della Powell

Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery
University of South Wales
DM

Denise McConnell-Dillon

Head of Operations
Elemental Software
DK

Dipika Kaushal

Chief Executive Officer
Voluntary Action Calderdale
DH

Dom Higgins

Nature and Wellbeing Manager
The WildlifeTrusts
DF

Dr Alison Fixsen

Research Fellow
University of Westminster
DM

Dr Amy Mallett

Administrator, Creative Campus
Snape Maltings
DL

Dr Ashley Liston

GP
North Cumbria CCG
DG

Dr Bethan Griffith

PhD Student/GP
Newcastle University
DD

Dr Dean Dorsett

GP - Governing Body Member
Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG
DP

Dr Ed Parry Jones

Clinical Lead for Long Term Conditions
NEW Devon CCG
DL

Dr Emma Ladds

GPST2
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
DG

Dr Helen Gunson

Positive Minds Manager
HHEAG
DK

Dr Helen Kingston

GP
NHS Somerset CCG
DC

Dr Imran Choudhury

Director of Public Health
London Borough of Sutton
DS

Dr James Szymankiewicz

Chair
Devon Local Nature Partnership
DM

Dr Jane Myat

General practitioner
Caversham Group Practice
DW

Dr Jayne Whiteside

Research Fellow
Social Prescribing Network, University of Westminster
DR

Dr Jill Rasmussen

Advisor
Surrey Heartlands STP
DH

Dr Jim Huddy

GP
Cornwall CCG
DE

Dr Jo Ellin

Senior Fellow
University of Birmingham
DL

Dr John Licorish

Public Health Consultant
Brent Council Public Health
DC

Dr Julie Costello

Clinical Editor
BMJ
DP

Dr Karen Pardy

Commiunity Director
Cardiff and Vale UHB
DH

Dr Kerryn Husk

Senior Research Fellow
University of Plymouth
DM

Dr Laura Marshall-Andrews

GP
Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre
DB

Dr Louise Bradbury

Director of Health and Care Services
OxFed Health and Care Ltd
DG

Dr Lucy Gate

Senior Public Health Lead
Richmond and Wandsworth
DL

Dr Margi Lennartsson

Research Associate
Garden Organic
DE

Dr Marie Anne Essam

GP, Pathfinder Practice
NHS Herts Valleys CCG
DE

Dr Marie-Anne Essam

GP
Pathfinder Practice
DP

Dr Marie Polley

Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences and Research
University of Westminster
DG

Dr Mark Griffiths

Public Health Research and Development Manager
Public Health Wales
DD

Dr Michael Dixon OBE

GP and National Clinical Lead for Social Prescription
NHS England
DH

Dr Michelle Howarth

Senior Lecturer nursing
University of Salford
DS

Dr Mohan Sekeram

GP
Merton and Wandsworth CCG
DD

Dr Natalie Doyle

Nurse Consultant
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
DW

Dr Nicola Wright

GP
Friarsgate Practice
DB

Dr Peter Bonfield

Vice Chancellor
University of Westminster
DB

Dr Rachel Bragg

Development Coordinator
Social Farms & Gardens (Care Farming)
DK

Dr Richard Kimberlee

Senior Research Fellow
University of the West of England 
DG

Dr Rose Gilbert

Clinical Research Fellow
UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare
DM

Dr Rupert Manley

GP
GP Locum
DJ

Dr Sam Joseph

Co-Founder
AgileVentures
DO

Dr Simon Opher

GP and Social Prescribing Lead
NHS Gloucestershire CCG
DT

Dr Stephanie Tierney

Researcher in Evidence Synthesis
University of Oxford
DP

Dr Steven Platts

Chief Executive
Groundswell
DG

Dr Susanne Gibson

Research Analyst
Social Care Institute for Excellence
DC

Dr Tom Coffey OBE

Senior Advisor to the Mayor, Health Policy
Greater London Authority
DW

Dr Zoe Williams

GP and Clinical Champion, ‘Physical Activity and Lifestyle’
Royal College of General Practitioners
DT

Duncan Tree

Head of Policy & Performance
Volunteering Matters
ET

Edd Terrey

Head of Children, Young People Community
Midland Mencap
EM

Elaine Mcnish

Head of Health and Wellbeing
Swim England
ET

Elaine Thomas

Community Wellbeing Manager
Chichester District Council
ET

Eleanor Tomlinson

Programme Development Manager
Devon CF
EA

Elizabeth Adebola

Grants Management Officer
Peoples Health Trust
EG

Ellenor Gray

Community Services Manager
The YOU Trust
EO

Emilia Ozgo

Student
University College London
ET

Emily Toomer

Commissioning Officer-Public Health
Gloucestershire County Council
ED

Emma Dillner

Public Health Practitioner (Advanced)
Buckinghamshire County Council
EF

Emma Fuller

Practice Care Navigator Lead
OxFed Health and Care Ltd
EH

Emma Howitt

Chief Executive Officer
Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind
ES

Emma Staff

Care coordinator with the community matrons
Central Surrey Health
EW

Emma Whitby

Chief Executive
Healthwatch Islington
FP

Farrat Parveen

Practice Social Prescribing Lead
Raydocs
FK

Fatima Khasimi

Expert by Experience
Expert by Experience
FC

Fiona Cruchley

Community Projects Manager
Lancashire County Council
FK

Fiona Kirkman

Project Lead, Prevention & Early Action
LB Lewisham
FR

Fiona Roche

Macmillan LWABC Community Facilitator
Lincolnshire West CCG / Macmillan
FA

Fizz Annand

Programme Manager
Public Health England
FH

Fred Harter

Reporter, Britain Section
The Economist
GJ

Gail Jackson

Chief Executive
Community Lincs
GH

Gary Hastie

Link Support Worker
Dudley CVS
GW

Gary Wells

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Invplve Kent
GD

Gemma Donnahey

Business Development Manager
Elemental Software
GG

Gemma Gowan

Health and Wellbeing Projects Manager
Wolseley Trust
GW

Giles Wilmore

Associate Lead: People & Communities
Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership
GL

Grace Lobley

Volunteer
The Conservation Volunteers
GM

Grace Meadows

Programme Director
The Utley Foundation
GA

Gus Alston

Chief Executive Officer
Kentish Town City Farm
HO

Hanif Osmani

Programme Manager
Poplar HARCA
HD

Hannah Drennan

Partnerships Lead
NEL
HM

Harri Mannisto

Senior Advisor, Human Driven Health
Sitra
HR

Heather Richards

HC

Helena Christie

Big Lottery Fund
HR

Helena Reynolds

Arts and Health Co-ordinator
Arts Derbyshire
HG

Helen Gardiner

Health Practitioner
Ths Hale Clinic
HR

Helen Rowbottom

Policy Officer
National Housing Association
HT

Huw Thomas

Innovator
with a W
IB

Ian Brightmore

Divisional Manager
Chichester District Council
IC

Ian Chapman

Warm Homes On Prescription Manager
Newark & Sherwood District Council
IB

Ioanna Burnell

JG

Jackie Golding

Public Health Manager
Bedford Borough Council
JW

Jackie Williams

Head of Quality and Clinical Goverance
Thrive Tribe
JA

James Austin

Head of Business Development
Turning Point
JB

James Belton

Living Well Team Leader
Norfolk Citizens Advice
JS

James Sanderson

Director of Personalised Care
NHS England 
JW

James Watson

Manager, Personalised Care (Supported Self-Management)
NHS England
JF

Jane Ford

Public Health Intelligence
NHS Health Scoltand
JH

Jane Hartley

Health and Wellbeing Associate
Voluntary Organisations Network North East (VONNE)
JH

Jane Holland

Head of Participation and Inclusion Development
Mersey Care NHS FT
JL

Jane Lodge

Head of Engagement
NHS Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group
JC

Janet Coan

Community Navigation Service Manager
Brighton & Hove Impetus
JS

Janette Searle

Preventative Services Manager
Reading Borough Council
JL

Janni Lewis

Service Manager
Connect for Health
JH

Jasmine Howard

Social Prescribing Project Lead
York CVS
JG

Jason Griffiths

Link Officer
Dudley CVS
JT

Jayne Taylor

Consultant in Public Health
London Borough of Hackney
JN

Jennifer Neff

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Elemental
JD

Jenny Dougan

Community Navigator
MEAAP
JM

Jenny Mace

Strategic Lead for Learning Disabilities
Home Group
JW

Jenny Walsh

Head of Operations
Red Zebra Community Solutions
JD

Jessamy Done

Project Manager
R-Outcomes
JJ

Jessica Jenkins

Wellbeing Coordinator
United Welsh
JW

Jill Wiltshire

Senior Policy & Programme Officer - Health
Greater London Authority
JH

Joanna Harper

Community Navigator
Age UK East Sussex
JJ

Joanne Jensen

JC

Jo Clarke

Adur District Council & Worthing Borough Council
JB

John Bell

Employability
SCDA
JM

John McMahon

Senior Manager, Policy and Research
Arts Council England
JK

Joonhyung Kwon

PhD Fellow
School of Health and Related Research
JR

Jo Robins

Public Health Consultant
Shropshire Council
JW

Jo Ward

Change Maker
VSNW
JL

Jude Luckett

Development Director
Spice Innovations
JM

Jude Mansfield

Physiotherapist
Heart of England Foundation Trust
JJ

Julia James

Wales programme manager
Mind
JH

Juliann Hall

Director of Care, Health and Wellbeing
South Yorkshire Housing Association
JB

Julie Bristow

Health & Social Care Manager
Kingston Voluntary Action
JW

Julie Williams

Healthcare Partnership Manager
AbbVie UK
JF

Justina Forrister

Coordinator - Social Prescribing
Citizens Advice Waltham Forest
JH

Justin Haroun

Director
Centre for Resilience, University of Westminster
KS

Kalwant Sahota

Self Care and Third Sector Commissioning
West London CCG
KC

Karen Chillman

Head of Volunteering, Connect Well Croydon
Simply Connect
KR

Karen Ramnauth

Voluntary Services Manager
South East Coast Ambulance Service
KW

Karen Whitehead

Strategic Lead
Society Inc
KG

Kate Green

Integrated Plus Manager
Dudley CVS
KH

Kate Hardy

Information & Signposting Officer
Healthwatch Essex
KL

Kate Langford

Programme Manager
Guy's and St. Thomas' Charity
KO

Kate Owen

Head of Marketing & Communications
NHS Property Services
KW

Kate White

Manager
Superhighways
KR

Kathryn Rossiter

Chief Executive
Thrive (Society for Horticultural Therapy)
KS

Kat Southwell

Head of Programmes
Activity Alliance
KW

Katy Warren

Social Prescribing Lead
Help2Change
KB

Kenny Butler

Head of Health and Wellbeing
UKactive
KJ

Kevin James

Livex Experience Consultant & Change Agent
Co-production Norfolk
KL

Kevin Larner

Healthy Communities Manager
Cherwell District and South Northamptonshire Councils
KK

Kiran Kenth

Director of National and Regional Programmes
RSPH
KR

Kirat Randhawa

Community Navigator
Age UK East Sussex
KH

Kirsty Hoyle

Community Manager
Hampshire Cultural Trust
KR

Kirsty Rowlinson

Head of Services
Action Hampshire
KG

Krysia Groves

Programme Manager Primary Care
Workforce, Education & Development Services, NHS Wales
LE

Laura Evans

Wellbeing Coordinator
United Welsh
LM

Leanne Monger

Business manager, Housing and safeguarding
Newark and Sherwood District Council
LM

Leeann Monk-Özgül

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Elemental
LR

Lesley Robinson

Social Prescribing Practitioner
York CVS
LT

Liam Tutton

Care Coordinator
Dorking Community Medical Team
LA

Linda Aldous

Director of Nursing
Bromley by Bow Health Partnership
LG

Lisa Gibson

Social Prescribing Lead
Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service
LP

Lisa Phillips

Partnerships Manager
Crawley Community & Voluntary Service
LS

Lisa Sansom

GP Portfolio Fellowship
Public Health, East Sussex County Council
LH

Louise Hardwick

Head of Primary Care Partnerships
Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG
LM

Louise McKiernan

Chief Executive Officer
Disability Resource Centre
LD

Lucy Davies

Occupational Therapist
University Hospitals Birmingham
LH

Lucy Hancock

Public Health Practitioner
Public Health Wales
LS

Lucy Stone

Connecting People with the Environment
Defra
MB

Malcolm Bray

Director
The Health and Wellbeing Connection
MB

Marcello Bertotti

Senior Research Fellow
University of East London
MH

Margaret Hanson

Chief Executive Officer
Imagine Independence
MG

Maria Gonzalez

Information and Engagement Manager
Healthwatch Islington
MN

Marian Naidoo

Services Director
Penny Brohn UK
MT

Maria Trombone

Activity Alliance Board Member
Activity Alliance
MD

Mark Deveney

Senior Community Connector
South Norfolk Council
MP

Marko Palmgren

Chief Networking Officer
Regional Council of Lapland
MS

Mark Swift

Chief Executive Officer
Wellbeing Enterprises CIC
MT

Mark Tweedie

Chief Executive
Active Northumberland
MC

Marshada Chowdhury

Health Development Officer
Portsmouth City Council
ME

Martha Earley

Public Health Lead Health Improvement
Public Health RBK
MB

Martin Bell

Independent Consultant, Health Care, IT and Business
The Martin Bell Partnership
MF

Martin Farrow

Chief Executive Officer
Optalis Limited
MH

Martin Holst

Coordinator
Relating to religion
MS

Matthew Spooner

Project Manager
L&Q Group
MP

Meena Parekh

Cordinator
NHS
MC

Melanie Charles

Team Connect Link
Connect Link
MM

Melissa Mitchell

Development Consultant
Freelance
MS

Merron Simpson

Chief Executive
NHS Alliance
MC

Michael Crilly

Director of Social Inclusion & Participation
The Life Rooms - Mersey Care NHS
MP

Michael Power

Community Wellbeing Manager
Mind
MP

Michelle Paterson

Commissioning Manager - Social Prescribing
Norfolk County Council
MP

Miia Palo

Health and social care change coordinator
Regional Council of Lapland
MH

Molly Holmes

Chief Officer
Age UK Mid Devon
NL

Nadine Lane

Macmillan Social Prescriber
Kingston CCG
NL

Natasha Lockyer

Director of Services
Headway East London
NB

Neil Blanchard

Chief Executive
Southdown Housing Association
NH

Neil Hughes

County Councillor
Cumbria County Council
NS

Nicki Shaw

Chief Executive
Princess Alice Hospice
NL

Nicky Lant

Commissioning Support and Engagement Officer, Long Term Conditions
NEW Devon CCG Western Locality PDU
NS

Nicky Saynor

Health & Wellbeing Manager
Public Health England South East
NU

Nicola Upton

Chief Executive officer
Age UK Sutton
NY

Nicola Youern

Chief Executive
The YOU Trust
NB

Nigel Brough

Head of Projects
Pionering Care Partnership
PC

Pat Coomber-Wood

Chief Executive Officer
Citizens Advice NOSN
PW

Patsy Westcott

Health Writer
Saga Magazine
PJ

Paul Jarvis-Beesley

Head of Health and Sport
StreetGames
PM

Paul Munim

Community Settings Advisor
Macmillan Cancer Support
PB

Penny Butcher

Social Prescribing Development Worker
NHS England
PL

Philippa Leary

Digital Advisor
Superhighways
PR

Philip Rowe

Director
ViPC Ltd
PR

Phillipa Reive

Director, Creative Campus
Snape Maltings
PL

Prof Andrew Linn

Pro Vice-Chancellor
University of Westminster
PH

Professor Sir Chris Ham

Chief Executive
The King’s Fund
PC

Prof Helen Chatterjee

Professor of Biology
UCL
PP

Prof Stephen Palmer

President
International Society for Coaching Psychology
RJ

Rachel Johnson

Senior Programme Officer
Public Health and Wellbeing
RH

Ray Hautot

Social Prescribing Coordinator
Merton Voluntary Service Council
RE

Rebecca Evans

Senior Public Health Officer
Public Health Wales
RH

Rebecca Howe

Social Prescribing Team Leader
Voluntary Action Rotherham
RS

Rebecca Smith

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Social Enterprise Kent
RT

Rebecca Trower

Deputy Director Quality and Patient Experience
Princess Alice Hospice
RS

Rebekah Sutcliffe

Strategic Director of Reform
Oldham Council
RL

Rhian Loughlin

Head of Services
Wellspring Healthy Living Centre
RM

Richard Murray

Director of Policy
The King’s Fund
RR

Rita Rajababoo

Medical PA
NHS
RJ

Robert Johnstone

Board Member
Health Quality Improvement Partnership
RB

Robin Bush

Chief Executive Officer
Autism Together
RT

Ron Tindall

County Councillor
Hertfordshire County Council
RH

Rt Hon Matt Hancock

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 
SW

Sahdia Warraich

Social Prescribing Manager
Healthy Island Partnership /GP Care Group
SC

Sally Coulthard

Student
Coventry University
SF

Samantha Fawcett

Social Prescribing Practitioner
York CVS
SB

Sara Black

Project Manager
Long Spoon Ltd
SA

Sarah Allport

Director of Grants and Research
The Dunhill Medical Trust
SB

Sarah Blackstock

Wellbeing Manager
Witton Lodge Community Association
SC

Sarah Chapman

Delivery Project Lead
Newcastle Gateshead CCG
SG

Sarah Gorman

Chief Executive Officer
Edberts House
SG

Sarah Gregson

Learning & Participation Manager - Arts & Health
Corn Exchange, Newbury
SG

Sarah Griffin

Head of Communications & Digital
Leeds Cares
SJ

Sarah Jewell

Programme Manager
Age UK
SM

Sarah Morland

Partnership Manager
Reading Voluntary Action
SS

Sarah Skerten

Head of Strategic Engagement and Partnerships
Public Health England
ST

Sarah Taylor

Development Officer
One Walsall
ST

Sarah Tyler

Quality for health Manager
Quality For Health
SW

Sarah Whybrow

SY

Sarah Yelland

Deputy Chief Executive
Devon CF
ST

Sara Thomas

Knowledge Share Programme Manager
Bromley by Bow Centre
SH

Sari Hanhinen

Ministry of Social affairs and Health
Ministry of Social affairs and Health
SE

Scott Elliott

Head of Health & Wellbeing
Medway Council
SW

Seamus Ward

General Manager
Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum
SW

Shamal Waraich

Social Prescriber
LBWF- Social Prescriing Service
SH

Sharon Hanooman

Senior Social Prescriber
Waltham Forest
SS

Sheinaz Stansfield

Practice Manager
Oxford Terrace and Rawling Road Medical Group
SS

Shelley Southon

Head of Community Mental Health,Wellbeing and Work
Shaw Trust
SP

Shenna Paynter

Public Health Programme Lead (Population Health)
Bury Council
SB

Sian Brand

Connect Well programme manager
Chelmsford Centre Supporting Voluntary Action
SJ

Sian Jenkins

SF

Simon D Ford

Health Improvement Practitioner Advanced
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
ST

Simon Thorpe

Head of Business Development and Innovation
Dementia Adventure
SB

Sirinda Bhandal

Managing Director
Simply Connect
SE

Sir Sam Everington

GP and Chair
NHS Tower Hamlets CCG
SS

Solette Sheppardson

Chief Executive Officer
Voluntary Support North Surre
SE

Sonya Elnaschie

Social Prescribing Network Coordinator
University of Westminster
SP

Sophy Proctor

Head of Funding, Strategic Programmes (Ageing Better)
Big Lottery Fund
SC

Sorrelle Clements

Service Development Manager
Coventry Library Service
SS

Stanislava Sofrenic

Interim Director IL/CR Wales
British Red Cross
SJ

Stan Jackson

Account Director
WA Communications
SF

Stephanie Foard

Service Manager
Southdown Housing Association
SC

Steph Clare

Social Prescriber
Bracknell Forest Council
SH

Stephen Higham

Enterprise North Team Manager
Canal & River Trust
SM

Steve Mann

Director of External Regulatory Affairs & QPPV
Nelsons
SW

Steven Ward

Chief Executive Officer
UKactive
SA

Stuart Adams

Senior Development and Performance Manager
Witton Lodge Community Association
SC

Stuart Cole

Community Support Services Business Manager
Mole Vallley District Council
SL

Stuart Lines

Director of Public Health
Enfield Council
SO

Sue O'Leary

Operations Manager
Mind
SW

Sue Wilkinson

Commissioning Manager
NHS Leeds CCG
SW

Sue Wilkinson

Patient Leader
NHS Leeds CCG
SP

Suna Panayiotou

Chief Executive
Citizens Advice Waltham Forest
SD

Susan Devi

Deputy Chair PPG
Maltings GP Surgery
SG

Suzie Gittus

Senior Programme and Relationship Manager
Sport England
TW

Tamsin Woodhead

Quality for Health co-ordinator
Voluntary Action Calderdale
TF

Tanya Ford

Social Prescription Programme Manager
Active Luton
TH

Tanyah Hameed

Researcher
Government Outcomes Lab, University of Oxford
TR

Terence Read

Commissioning Manager
Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG
TB

Theo Bird

Business Development Executive
Intelligent Health
TA

Tim Anfilogoff

HVCCG - Head of Community Resilience
HVCCG/NHSE
TB

Tim Benson

Director
R-Outcomes
TH

Tim Houghton

Chief Executive Officer
Community First
TJ

Tim Joss

Chief Executive and Founder
Aesop
TD

Tony Doherty

Regional Co-ordinator
Healthy Living Centre Alliance, Northern Ireland
TV

Tony Villiers

Live Life Co-ordinator
Age UK Milton Keynes
VF

Valeria Fiore

Journalist intern
Cogora
VT

Val Thomas

Consultant in Public Health
Public Health - CCC&PCC
VG

Veronica Gould

Head of Research
Arts 4 Dementia
VK

Veronica Kuperman

Social Prescribing Team Leader
DHI
VG

Vicky Garfitt

Big Lottery Fund
VF

Victoria Fletcher-simms

Trustee
Society inc
VN

Victoria Norman

Chief Executive Officer
Signum Health
VR

Victoria Row

Director of Services
Age UK Sutton
VW

Victoria Wells

Healthcare Public Health Support Officer
PHE East of England
VG

Vikki Gimson

Quality Assurance Manager
Sussex Interpreting Services
WF

Wayne Farah

Vice-Chair
NHS Newham CCG
WB

William Bird

Founder & CEO
Intelligent Health
WB

William Bradlow

Consultant Cardiologist
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
WH

William House

British Holistic Medicine Association
WL

William Longden

Student/Director
Joyofsound (JOS)
WB

Wilma Bol

Social Presccriber
GP Surgery Mission Practice
ZJ

Zara Jones

Employability Services Manager
SCDA
ZH

Zarqa Hussain

Community-Wellbeing Team Leader
United Welsh

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Our ~29,000 employees are scientists, researchers, communicators, manufacturing specialists and regulatory experts located around the globe. We come up with new approaches to addressing today’s health issues—from life-threatening illness to chronic conditions.
We target specific difficult-to-cure diseases where we can leverage our core R&D expertise to advance science. We’re constantly working to create solutions that go beyond treating the illness to have a positive impact on patients’ lives, on societies—and on science itself.

We remember that, as healthcare grows ever more complex, the onus is on us to ensure our medicines understood by those that use them. We add value and get the best outcomes through the education, services and support we provide beyond our medicines. In the UK, we are supporting care closer to home and patient self-management through practical programmes that are fully attuned to NHS England policy.

Patients: Making an impact on more lives
To understand the patient journey, we collaborate with peers, academics, clinical experts, front-line NHS professionals, governments and advocacy groups. This fuels us to develop and deliver new sustainable healthcare solutions that truly make a difference to patient outcomes and experience.

Science: Finding better solutions to the world's toughest challenges

Research and innovation are the cornerstones of our business. We advance leading-edge science through a dynamic and collaborative approach. This enables us to find better solutions for treating the world’s most challenging diseases. We focus on discovering, developing and delivering drugs in therapeutic areas where we have proven expertise—and can make an impact. This includes:
  • Immunology
  • Oncology
  • Neuroscience
  • Virology
  • General Medicine

Partnerships: Working together to make a difference
Our partners share our commitment to solving the world’s greatest health needs. That’s why we collaborate with peers, universities, clinical experts, governments and advocacy groups to seek new solutions for patients throughout the world. By working together, we combine the best efforts, thinking and resources to find better solutions for patients.

Responsibility: Passionate about our work, responsible in our actions
At AbbVie, it’s both what we do and how we do it that matter. We go beyond medicine, using our resources to improve health care and communities. We’re committed to:

Improving health outcomes. We’re targeting unmet needs and working to enhance access to health care across geographies.

Operating responsibly. It’s the very basis of how AbbVie does business. We are committed to cultivating an ethical, transparent and inclusive culture to drive sustainable growth.

Contributing to communities. We’re passionate about partnering with our communities to address challenges of the underserved.

Culture: Fostering innovation and discovery
We are a diverse, inclusive organization with people who reflect the thousands of communities we serve around the world. For all of us, working at AbbVie is more than a job. It’s a purpose that leads to better lives for other people, across the world. When the stakes are as high as a patient’s well-being, the best ideas must rise to the top, no matter where they begin.

Social Prescribing Network

The Social Prescribing Network consists of health professionals, researchers, academics, social prescribing practitioners, representatives from the community and voluntary sector, commissioners and funders, patients and citizens. We are working together to share knowledge and best practice, to support social prescribing at a local and national levels and to inform good quality research and evaluation. Over the past year we have been setting up regional networks around England, Ireland and Scotland.
Making-sense-of-social-prescribing 2017.pdf Download Link
review-of-evidence-assessing-impact-of-social-prescribing.pdf Download Link

College of Medicine

The College of Medicine champions a new medicine that extends beyond pills and procedures. It has been a long term advocate of social prescription and, with the University of Westminster, created social prescription as a national movement.

As part of its inclusive mission everyone – clinicians and non-clinicians – are welcome to join and attend its conferences and courses.

Contact Details of the College:-

www.collegeofmedicine.org.uk

Connect Link

Connect Link is the National Association of Link Workers. We are the only membership organisation for link workers and their employers across all sectors. Join us if you are interested in ending link worker professional isolation and would like a single point of access for empowering and supporting the social prescribing workforce in order to help increase positive well being outcomes for themselves, individuals and communities.

Sport England

Our vision is that everyone in England, regardless of age, background or ability, feels able to take part in sport or activity. Some might be fit and talented, but others won’t be so confident.

In May 2016, we launched our current strategy, which outlines how we will work to make sure everyone can experience the benefits of sport and physical activity.

R Outcomes

R-Outcomes are working with 12 social prescribing services to help them measure and understand the impact they are having on people (clients, patients and staff) We are now looking for the next social prescribing services who we can support through this special offer:

Free use of either the People or Staff Standard R-Outcomes package until 31st March 2019

R-Outcomes is a family of simple, easy to use tools and services to capture and track clients/patients, staff and carer perceptions of their health, wellbeing, confidence and experience.
They have been developed to record what matters most to people - how happy your are and how you feel about our health, your care and your job. These measures can help you improve your service and can ensure that commissioners, regulators, carers/patients and staff are aware of the quality of the service you provide.

These validated research-based tools are:
Generic - they apply to all people
Short - they are quick and easy to use
A family of measures - they all work in the same way

R-Outcomes are unique in being a family of measures that can be used in combination to measure a wide range of things that matter most for clients/patients, staff and carers.

Simply Connect Solutions

For healthier, happier lives

We believe in empowering people to help themselves, whether it’s increasing awareness of services, accessing practical support or making social connections.

As a people first organisation we know digital is only half the story - but it is an enabler and it can help people make meaningful connections, improve their health and wellbeing, and be active in their community.

We have 50 years’ combined experience of working with the voluntary and public sectors, with expertise in helping develop social prescribing projects nationally and established VCSE networks across the country.

Our Social Prescribing platform allows medical and social care professionals to refer people into a range of approved community services to improve their wellbeing and quality of life.

Talk to us about how we can support your social prescribing work.

+ Engage Communities
+ Empower Individuals
+ Simplify Social Prescribing

The King's Fund

The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learns, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.

For more information visit:
www.kingsfund.org.uk/about-us

Abbvie

Our ~29,000 employees are scientists, researchers, communicators, manufacturing specialists and regulatory experts located around the globe. We come up with new approaches to addressing today’s health issues—from life-threatening illness to chronic conditions.
We target specific difficult-to-cure diseases where we can leverage our core R&D expertise to advance science. We’re constantly working to create solutions that go beyond treating the illness to have a positive impact on patients’ lives, on societies—and on science itself.

We remember that, as healthcare grows ever more complex, the onus is on us to ensure our medicines understood by those that use them. We add value and get the best outcomes through the education, services and support we provide beyond our medicines. In the UK, we are supporting care closer to home and patient self-management through practical programmes that are fully attuned to NHS England policy.

Patients: Making an impact on more lives
To understand the patient journey, we collaborate with peers, academics, clinical experts, front-line NHS professionals, governments and advocacy groups. This fuels us to develop and deliver new sustainable healthcare solutions that truly make a difference to patient outcomes and experience.

Science: Finding better solutions to the world's toughest challenges

Research and innovation are the cornerstones of our business. We advance leading-edge science through a dynamic and collaborative approach. This enables us to find better solutions for treating the world’s most challenging diseases. We focus on discovering, developing and delivering drugs in therapeutic areas where we have proven expertise—and can make an impact. This includes:
  • Immunology
  • Oncology
  • Neuroscience
  • Virology
  • General Medicine

Partnerships: Working together to make a difference
Our partners share our commitment to solving the world’s greatest health needs. That’s why we collaborate with peers, universities, clinical experts, governments and advocacy groups to seek new solutions for patients throughout the world. By working together, we combine the best efforts, thinking and resources to find better solutions for patients.

Responsibility: Passionate about our work, responsible in our actions
At AbbVie, it’s both what we do and how we do it that matter. We go beyond medicine, using our resources to improve health care and communities. We’re committed to:

Improving health outcomes. We’re targeting unmet needs and working to enhance access to health care across geographies.

Operating responsibly. It’s the very basis of how AbbVie does business. We are committed to cultivating an ethical, transparent and inclusive culture to drive sustainable growth.

Contributing to communities. We’re passionate about partnering with our communities to address challenges of the underserved.

Culture: Fostering innovation and discovery
We are a diverse, inclusive organization with people who reflect the thousands of communities we serve around the world. For all of us, working at AbbVie is more than a job. It’s a purpose that leads to better lives for other people, across the world. When the stakes are as high as a patient’s well-being, the best ideas must rise to the top, no matter where they begin.

Social Prescribing Network

The Social Prescribing Network consists of health professionals, researchers, academics, social prescribing practitioners, representatives from the community and voluntary sector, commissioners and funders, patients and citizens. We are working together to share knowledge and best practice, to support social prescribing at a local and national levels and to inform good quality research and evaluation. Over the past year we have been setting up regional networks around England, Ireland and Scotland.

Intelligent Health

That’s why Intelligent Health makes physical activity a way of life through expertly delivered, measurable campaigns with long-term, community-wide benefits.Getting people physically active not only improves health and wellbeing, it also saves public money and improves our environment. Changing behaviour isn’t easy, but our knowledgeable, innovative approach makes it possible – and fun.Our success is built on the hard work and skill of our staff and the forward thinking of our campaign partners. Together, we’re making a big difference.Founded by Dr William Bird MBE, Intelligent Health is dedicated to increasing physical activity and improving the health of communities around the world.We believe a healthy community needs all stakeholders working together to make a difference. That means people, organisations and leaders.Intelligent Health achieves change through community-wide initiatives (such as our Beat the Street programme), personal activity trackers, social prescription and bringing together key partners.

Activity Alliance

Activity Alliance (the new name for the English Federation of Disability Sport) is the strategic lead in sport and physical activity for disabled people in England.

We work to make active lives possible by enabling organisations to support individual disabled people to be active and stay active for life.

Focussed on engagement in activity at grass route level, we look to a better future where everyone can enjoy the opportunities available.

Our vision is that disabled people are active for life and within this we aim to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and support organisations to embed inclusion contributing to a more equal society with increased choice and opportunity.

Come and speak to us about how we can help you to support more disabled people to be more active through shared learning, training and much more!

Elemental Software

Elemental Software bridges the gap between healthcare and communities by better connecting people, places and resources in a shared vision that ensures that no one is left behind.

Co-founded by former community development workers, Elemental's award-winning platform connects, supports, measures and evaluates the uptake and impact of social prescribing referrals.

Health Unlocked

HealthUnlocked is a social network for health, connecting people with chronic conditions and other health needs. The network provides peer support, resources and local services for patients in primary care. Changing the way people find information, support and services, we transform the way healthcare is delivered.

College of Medicine

The College of Medicine is the UK’s forum for innovative thinking in traditional medicine, complementary medicine and integrated health. Its Scientific Advisory Council includes leading integrated clinicians and some of the most prominent figures in medicine today. A champion of social prescribing, which has now been adopted by the NHS, the college runs conferences and short residential courses which are open both to clinicians and anyone interested in healthcare.

The BHMA provides a home and a bold, critical voice for anyone wanting healthcare that puts humanity and values first. We work to promote understandings of health and wellbeing that recognise the vital importance of our deep connections with ourselves, with one another, with our communities and with the natural world. We publish the highly regarded Journal of Holistic Healthcare (JHH) three times per year in digital and paper formats. We collaborate with like-minded organisations to help us reach wider audiences -Please join us in this work.

Community Supporter - The Conservation Volunteers

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone.

Whether by conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion, our varied activities connect people and green spaces to deliver lasting outcomes for both.

TCV - working together with our volunteers and communities to deliver practical solutions to the real life challenges they face.

Academic supporter - University of Westminster

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations educating graduates for the needs of professional life.

Digital supporter - Elemental

Elemental Social Prescription Software

Registration, exhibition and networking

08:30 AM 10:00 AM The Greenhouse and Orangery, ground floor

Welcome! Pick up your badge from The Greenhouse and then grab some refreshments and visit the stands before the start of the breakfast session at 9.00am
Breakfast

Breakfast session: Can social prescribing help reduce the demand on secondary services from long-term conditions?

09:00 AM 09:45 AM Burdett theatre, ground floor

  • This discussion will focus on how people being treated in the acute sector can be better supported by social prescribing, allowing them to gain the most from their medical interventions, while also leading healthy lives.
  • The panel will explore the ways social prescribing can work with specialists treating people with long-term conditions, and will look at how social prescribing can help people better self-manage their condition. 
  • They will also discuss how peer support, social interaction, and physical activity can be combined with medical expertise so that people can live the lives they want to.

Panel includes:
Chair: Dan Wellings, Senior Policy Fellow, Kings Fund

Anya de Iongh, Senior Self-Management Coach, Help & Care

James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care, NHS England

Dr Richard Kimberlee, Senior Research Fellow, University of the West of England

William Bradlow, Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Session hosted by event sponsor Abbvie

Session one: Opening plenary

10:00 AM 11:25 AM Burdett theatre, ground floor and live stream theatre, lower ground floor

This session will:
  • reflect on current developments around social prescribing
  • provide a personal perspective on the benefits of social prescribing
  • provide a national update across England
  • provide examples of social prescribing in action. 

10.00am
Welcome and introduction
Sir Sam Everington, GP and Chair, NHS Tower Hamlets CCG

10.05am
Reflections on progress in social prescribing
Dr Michael Dixon OBE, GP, National Clinical Lead for Social Prescription, NHS England, and Co-Chair, Social Prescribing Network
Dr Marie Polley, Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences and Research, University of Westminster, and Co-Chair, Social Prescribing Network

10.15am
A patient voice
Arabella Tresilian, patient

10.25am
Keynote address: London’s commitment to social prescribing
  • Hear about the Mayor of London's social prescribing strategy and plans for implementation.
Dr Tom Coffey OBE, Senior Adviser to the Mayor, Health Policy, Greater London Authority

10.35am
What’s happening across England?

James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care, NHS England

10.50am
Panel session: Social prescription in action

Tony Doherty, Regional Coordinator, Healthy Living Centre Alliance
Helen Kingston, GP, The Frome Project, NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

11.10am
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Arabella_Tresilian.pdf Download Link
James_Sanderson_NEW.pdf Download Link
Marie_Polley.pdf Download Link
Tony_Doherty.pdf Download Link

Refreshment break, scavenger hunt and networking

11:25 AM 11:55 AM The Greenhouse and Orangery, ground floor

There are £100 John Lewis vouchers up for grabs for 3 lucky winners.

All you need to do is collect 6 stamps from the exhibitors and hand your completed card to the staff at the registration desk. The winner will be announced in the closing plenary (you must be present to claim your prize!). Don't forget to visit The King's Fund Library for one of the stamps.

Session two

11:55 AM 12:50 PM Burdett theatre, ground floor and live stream theatre, lower ground floor

11.55am
Welcome back
Richard Murray, Director of Policy, The King’s Fund

12.00pm
Keynote address
Rt Hon Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

12.10pm
Questions and discussion

12.20pm
Engaging the future workforce in social prescribing
Bogdan Chiva Giurca, Founder and Chair, NHS England National Social Prescribing Student Champion Scheme

12.30pm
Review of strategy and progress from the All Wales Social Prescribing Research Network
Della Powell, Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Wales

12.40pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Bogdan.pdf Download Link
Della_Powell.pdf Download Link

Lunch, networking and scavenger hunt

01:00 PM 01:50 PM The Greenhouse and Orangery, ground floor

Lunch and more time to collect those stamps from our exhibitors!
Breakouts

Breakout A: Assuring safety and quality in social prescribing

01:50 PM 02:50 PM Maynard theatre, lower ground floor

1.50pm
Welcome and introduction
Dr Marie Anne Essam, GP, Pathfinder Practice, NHS Herts Valleys CCG

1.55pm
Craig Lister, Green Gym Managing Director, The Conservation Volunteers
  • Hear about the latest position of the quality assurance tool and next steps

2.10pm
Ann Booth, Head of Performance and Quality, Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Hear about the Citizens Advice Bureau approach to quality and the positive impact it has

2.25pm
Tamsin Woodhead, Quality for Health co-ordinator, Voluntary Action Calderdale
Dipika Kaushal, Chief Executive Officer, Voluntary Action Calderdale
  • Hear about how quality assurance can support the development and confidence of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE)

2.45pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Ann_Booth.pdf Download Link
Craig_Lister-slides.pdf Download Link
Tamsin_Woodhead.pdf Download Link
Breakouts

Breakout B: Technology by itself does not transform

01:50 PM 02:50 PM Edwards room. first floor

1.50pm
Welcome and introduction
Martin Bell, The Martin Bell Partnership

1.55pm
Interactive panel session
  • Hear how digital technologies can support and enable social prescribing programmes. 
  • Learn how making digital technologies everyone’s business can make implementation easier. 
  • Discover ways to dispel the fear around digital with community at the core. 
  • Discuss how to avoid digital technologies being the dominant force in change projects

Chris Easton, Head of Person and Community-Centred Approaches, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Andrew Boyd, GP, Clapham Park Group Practice, and Clinical Champion, Clinical Priorities Programme, Royal College of General Practitioners
Sharon Hanooman, Senior Social Prescriber, Waltham Forest
Catherine McClennan, Programme Director, Maternity and Women’s Services, NHS Halton CCG

2.35pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Breakouts

Breakout C: Developing and supporting link workers

01:50 PM 02:50 PM Burdett theatre (main theatre), ground floor

This session will review progress around the development of the link worker role in Scotland and England.

1.50pm
Welcome and introduction
Dan Hopewell, Director of Knowledge and Innovation, Bromley by Bow Centre

1.55pm
Janet Coan, Social Prescribing Development Lead, Bromley by Bow Centre
Marcello Bertotti, Senior Research Fellow, University of East London
Rebecca Howe, Social Prescribing Team Leader, Voluntary Action Rotherham
Barry Knowles, Service Manager, Social Prescribing Service

2.35pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Janet_Coan.pdf Download Link
Marcello_Bertotti.pdf Download Link
Rebecca_Howe_Barry_Knowles.pdf Download Link

Refreshment break, scavenger hunt and networking

02:50 PM 03:10 PM The Greenhouse and Orangery, ground floor

Grab some refreshments before the final session. Don't forget that there is a drinks reception at the end of the day. Open to all our attendees.
PM breakouts

Breakout D: Making the case with outcomes

03:10 PM 04:10 PM Burdett theatre (main theatre), ground floor

This session will examine the outcomes that different sectors see as important in making a business case for social prescribing, considering the views of the health sector, public health and local authority, as well as those of young people and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

3.10pm
Welcome and introduction
Dr Richard Kimberlee, Senior Research Fellow, University of the West of England

3.15pm
James Watson, Manager, Personalised Care (Supported Self-Management), NHS England
Jo Robins, Public Health Consultant, Shropshire Council
Paul Jarvis-Beesley, Head of Health and Sport, StreetGames

3.55pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

James_Watson.pdf Download Link
Jo_Robins.pdf Download Link
Paul_Beesley_Jarvis.pdf Download Link
PM breakouts

Breakout E: Arts and health

03:10 PM 04:10 PM Maynard theatre, lower ground floor

This session will provide an overview of the roles that the arts can play in health, look at the evidence that is being gathered around the effects of the arts on health and address practical aspects of integrating arts into health.

3.10pm
Welcome and introduction
Tim Joss, Chief Executive and Founder, Aesop

3.15pm
HERA: Healing Expressive and Recovery Arts project
  • Hear how the HERA project has been integrating art courses with usual services for NHS patients.
Dr Laura Marshall-Andrews, GP, Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre

3.35pm
Artlift: Arts to make you feel better
Artlift provides free art courses for people living with a range of long-term mental and physical health conditions.
Dr Simon Opher, GP and Social Prescribing Lead, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

3.55pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Simon_Opher.pdf Download Link
PM breakouts

Breakout F: The role of housing in scaling social prescribing

03:10 PM 04:10 PM Edwards room. first floor

This session will feature housing sector case studies and an overview of how spaces, services and staff can support the delivery of social prescribing.

3.10pm
Welcome and introduction
Helen Rowbottom, Policy Officer, National Housing Association

3.15pm
Jenny Mace, Strategic Lead for Learning Disabilities, Home Group

3.25pm
Juliann Hall, Director of Care, Health and Wellbeing, South Yorkshire Housing Association

3.35pm
Reflections on discussion
Merron Simpson
, Chief Executive, New NHS Alliance

3.55pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Jenny Mace slides.pdf Download Link
Juliann_Hall-slides.pdf Download Link

Closing plenary: Next steps for embedding social prescribing

04:10 PM 05:00 PM Burdett theatre, ground floor and live stream theatre, lower ground floor

This session will focus on supporting the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector and will:
  • discuss strategic steps forward in social prescribing
  • provide perspectives from a range of sectors

4.10pm
Welcome back
Professor Sir Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund

4.20pm
The future for general practice using social prescribing
Dr Zoe Williams, GP, and Clinical Champion for the Royal College of General Practitioners’ clinical priority ‘Physical activity and lifestyle’

4.35pm
Questions and discussion
This session will explore some of the questions around the future of social prescribing, including how to:
  • sustain the voluntary sector 
  • embed good practice 
  • learn from evidence and evaluation of implementation. 
Jane Hartley, Health and Wellbeing Associate, Voluntary Organisations Network North East (VONNE)

4.55pm
Closing comments

5.00pm
Close and drinks reception

Speakers

Zoe_Williams.pdf Download Link

Drinks reception

05:00 PM 06:30 PM The Orangery, ground floor

Thank you to the University of Westminster for sponsoring the drinks reception. This allows us to have more networking time and an opportunity to relax over drinks and nibbles!