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4 Nov 2022

We're seeking social prescribers to help with a new study and toolkit

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Researchers from the NIHR ARC North East and North Cumbria are hoping to speak to social prescribers in our region, to help shape a new toolkit.

Anyone involved in social prescribing in the North East and North Cumbria can get involved, including link workers, service providers, service managers, policy makers, voluntary sector service users, GPs, Allied Health Professionals and practice managers.

The aim of the research project is to collectively develop a toolkit to support the implementation of regional social prescribing processes in the North East and North Cumbria.

The toolkit will enable those working within social prescribing to reflect on and support the implementation of social prescribing, working in collaboration with others, to benefit service users.

Find out more about social prescribing

What will be involved?

The study is being led by ARC PhD student Leah Buhrmann. She is looking for interested individuals to take part in an interview (one hour) and a series of workshops with other stakeholders involved in social prescribing (up to 10 workshops over a 4-month period).

Your time commitment can be adjusted based on individual availability.

The project aims to have a positive impact on the regional integrated health and care system and it is hoped that the results will lead to a deeper understanding of how implementation of social prescribing works and how best to support these processes.

Anyone who is involved in this project and their organisations will have early access to the developed tool to use in their own practice and will be invited to inform possible future projects to improve and refine the tool.

If you would like to be involved, please email leah.buhrmann@northumbria.ac.uk who will send you a detailed information sheet so that you can make an informed decision about their involvement.

Find out more about the project – Co-development and testing of an implementation tool for knowledge mobilisers across the North East and North Cumbria

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