Quality of life for everyone – how do we make it happen?

Date(s) - 18/05/2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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.

Over 30 years ago Bromley By Bow as a Church, community centre and soon to be health centre started the social prescribing movement to ensure that peoples’ wider health needs were met and that the focus shifted from what is the matter with someone, to what matters to them, their family and their community. It is now is in every general practice in the country and is a worldwide movement.

  • 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?

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.

More on Prof Sir Sam Everington

More on Social Prescribing

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