Changing the conversation about health

The College of Medicine gets behind the camera with Natasha Kaplinsky to produce new programme on social prescribing

The College of Medicine enjoyed an exciting day partnering with ITN Productions to launch ‘Creating a Healthy Future,’ a thought-provoking news and current affairs-style programme exploring alternative ways to improve the public’s health and well-being, from social prescription to nutrition.

The College of Medicine’s Chair Dr Michael Dixon chatting to presenter Natasha Kaplinsky during a new programme on social prescribing produced in partnership with ITN Productions

Showing how social prescribing is gathering pace and receiving widespread recognition from patients, professionals and politicians, this flagship programme, hosted by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, invites commentary from those at the forefront of progressive health practices to broaden the definition of healthcare and encourage the current and future generation of clinicians to consider looking beyond prescription pills and processes to a more expansive palette of self-care treatments and services that could improve patient outcomes.


The programme’s presenter Natasha Kaplinsky pictured with Amanda King, Chief Officer of the College of Medicine

Dr Michael Dixon, Chairman, College of Medicine said: “Our partnership with ITN Productions mean that an ever-wider audience can now understand how social prescribing and other non-biomedical interventions are able to create healthy people and communities – and a sustainable NHS.”