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ODI Canalside Chats – The healing power of social prescribing

Data can be incredibly important to those working in social prescribing.

According to a recent report commissioned by the ODI, more effective social prescribing could free up between 2–5% of GP appointments, making between 3.2 to 8 million appointments available to those with a clinical need and relieving pressure on the NHS.

With improved data availability, GPs, link workers, charities and other health and wellbeing practitioners could more effectively target issues such as mental health, and improve provision on non-clinical interventions – from physical activity to assistance with social or welfare problems.

In this talk, Dr Marcello Bertotti (co-founder of the Social Prescribing Network and of the Social Prescribing Youth Network) and Louise Burke (Managing Director, ODI) will discuss the potential benefits and opportunities of social prescribing, and the current challenges and barriers – including a lack of data – to patients accessing it.

Hear from our expert speakers and enjoy a complimentary light lunch, opportunities to network and the chance to take part in a live Q&A.

This is a freein-person event and will be held in Kings Place, King’s Cross, London.

Open Data Institute

Face to Face
This event took place on 22 November 2021