Social Prescribing

Published on: 6th March 2017 | Updated on: 15th March 2022

Examples of this service that have been commissioned locally are available on the Community Pharmacy England online services database.

Tools and publications which may be useful to support the commissioning of this service can be found on the Service development tools and publications hub.

Other resources

Community Pharmacy England Services Case Studies Hub

The King’s Fund – What is social prescribing? (February 2017)

Local Government Association – Just what the doctor ordered: social prescribing – a guide for local authorities (May 2016)

The University of York – Evidence to inform the commissioning of social prescribing (January 2015)

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