Latest news on the Conference entitled Social Prescribing: Profit for Patients & Practices

Posted on February 03 2020

If you would like to receive ticket(s) for this event please send us a request on and Carol O’Brien will pick this up and reply. We have already received over 100 applications of ‘interest’ from those who had signed up for this event last autumn but, as many of you will have seen, we had to postpone this until Spring 2020 due to uncertainty around the Election.

The date is Friday 27 March 2020 and the venue is the Conference Room at Eden Project.

Nature’s Way, Eden Project’s own Social Prescribing brand has very kindly donated the venue FOC and their capacity is considerably larger than our previous location so we can safely offer 150 tickets but as before we urge you to apply as soon as possible because we have to inform the organisers of numbers by 12 February 2020.

At the same time if you can tell us of any dietary requirements, (we do not need to know if you are Vegetarian or Vegan as our menu already caters for that), or if you are disabled, that would be helpful.

Teas and Coffee together with a hot lunch will be provided to all delegates at no cost and Eden’s Cafe adjacent to the Conference Room will also be open.

Shortly we will confirm all our guest speakers but the programme you see here will give you a good idea about the calibre and experience that we have planned for the day.

Conference Programme

The names and titles of confirmed speakers will be shown shortly.

8.45am: Coffee and enrolment

9.30am: Introduction

9.40am: Welcome and Session 1
What is Social Prescribing consisting  of  presentations by NHS England, leading experts in Social Prescribing, local GPs and academics, a patient’s personal story and advice from a leading accountant

11.00am: Coffee 11.20am: Session 2
Knowing your community and the richness  of  the voluntary sector consisting presentations by an Associate Professor for Social Innovation, a GP’s story and an audience participative workshop demonstrating ways co-production can benefit your team’sperformance

1.00pm: Lunch
The University of Plymouth will be showcasing EPIC,  a medical robot during this break

2.00pm: Session 3
Working together differently (and making it personal) consisting of presentations by Chairman of The  College of Medicine and representing the National Academy of Social Prescribing and the NHS England Programme Director

3.15pm: Tea

3.45pm: Questions & Answers and key messages

4.30pm: Closing Remarks Chair Duchy Health Charity