Dissemination Event -Friday 4th November 2016
9.30am - 12.45pm New York Stadium, Rotherham, S60 1AH

The Rotherham Social Prescribing Mental Health Pilot has been running since April 2015 and builds on the success of the Long Term Conditions Social Prescribing Service which has been operating since 2012.The pilot was established with a number of aims:

  • Creating opportunities for mental health service users to sustain their health and well-being outside secondary Mental Health Services
  • Creating more capacity and efficiencies within secondary Mental Health services

The Long Term Conditions Social Prescribing Service (LTC SPS) provides support to patients most in need in local communities across Rotherham. Advisors from the voluntary and community sector joined forces with integrated care teams in Rotherham GP practices to link patients with a long-term condition at risk of hospital admission with activities of support in the community.

Both services have been evaluated since their inception by the Centre for Regional and Economic Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University. The latest research findings for the Mental Health Service are now available and show the impact on Health & Wellbeing outcome areas and discharge. The event will also provide an update on the latest indications from the research on the Long Term Conditions Social Prescribing Service.

Aim of the Event
To share key learning from the research, data collection, impact and evaluation
To share up to date information on the pilot Mental Health Social Prescribing Service and the ongoing work with the Long Term Conditions Social Prescribing
To provide a networking opportunity for organisations to share learning and good practice about social prescribing approaches

Audience: This event is aimed at primary and community health care professionals, social care professionals, voluntary and community sector organisations, infrastructure organisations, health and social care commissioners, public health commissioners, academic and research professionals
Booking: You can register now for this event by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Places are limited and we advise you to register early to secure a place. Closing date for booking is Wednesday 26th October. A more detailed programme will be circulated nearer the date.