Understanding the effectiveness and mechanisms of a social prescribing service: a mixed method analysis (James Woodall et al, BMC Health Services Research, 2018)

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'Understanding the effectiveness and mechanisms of a social prescribing service: a mixed method analysis' (James Woodall et al, BMC Health Services Research, 2018)

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Evidence of the effectiveness of social prescribing is inconclusive causing commissioning challenges. This research focusses on a social prescribing scheme in Northern England which deploys ‘Wellbeing Coordinators’ who offer support to individuals, providing advice on local groups and services in their community. The research sought to understand the outcomes of the service and, in addition, the processes which supported delivery.

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