New Deanery Briefing:
Quality of life for everyone – how do we make it happen?
with Sir Sam Everington MBBS, MRCGP, Barrister, OBE
7:30pm Wednesday 18th May 2022
THIS IS PART OF A SERIES OF ON-LINE BRIEFINGS FROM THE NATIONAL DEANERIES NETWORK.
In this Deanery Briefing Prof Sir Sam Everington will spotlight holistic health care, where spirituality and creativity play as much of a part as medicine, and the development of social prescribing, which he has led from his GP surgery in the East End of London out to the rest of the world.
Traditional medicine only covers about 20% of peoples’ health and wellbeing. The rest includes employment, education, environment and creativity/spirituality.
Social prescribing can meet many different types of non-clinical need, ranging from support and advice for individuals experiencing debt, unemployment, housing or mobility issues to tackling loneliness by building social connections through joining local community groups, such as walking, singing or gardening groups.
- What steps should the deanery take and how can the deanery play a part in Social Prescribing?
- What practical resources does the Deanery currently offer or what could the deanery offer to Social Prescribers?
- Where does Social Prescribing fit within the deanery’s mission and ministry?
The National Deaneries Network is committed to the support and development of deaneries as units for mission and ministry. It was formerly known as the Church House Deaneries Group and the steering group continues to meet in Church House Westminster.
The Network organises a conference every two years which is particularly valued by Lay Chairs and Area Deans as a space for mutual support, networking and shared learning.