The Social Prescribing Awards are a new initiative from the Social Prescribing Network, the College of Medicine and the University of Westminster, and are organised by Chamberlain Dunn.
The winners will be celebrated during the International Social Prescribing Network Conference being held at the University of Westminster on July 11th and 12th 2019.
Three awards are open to all those involved in social prescribing in the UK.
For the purpose of these awards, social prescribing means a referral from a professional to a link worker and then an onwards referral from the link worker, usually to the voluntary, community or social enterprise sector.
The first award is for those involved in smaller scale projects, for example, across a town or particular locality.
The second is for larger projects across a county or clinical commissioning group or Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.
For both these awards we are asking entrants to describe their project, what it has achieved and what advice they would give for others wanting to do something similar.
For the third award we are looking for an outstanding innovator in social prescribing who inspires others with their creativity, determination, humour and enthusiasm.
Our Innovator of the Year will be that person who makes things happen and encourages others to do the same.
The fourth is an international award open to those involved in social prescribing projects in countries other than the UK.
To find out more about the awards and how to enter go to: chamberlaindunn.co.uk/projects/socialprescribingawards or keep an eye out on Twitter @SocialPrescrib2 for updates.
Closing date for entries is Tuesday 4 June 2019. If you have any queries about eligibility or any dificulties submitting your entry, please contact Rachael Fisher at Chamberlain Dunn on firstname.lastname@example.org