Preventable violence in the capital, widening health inequalities and growing pressures on health care services has prompted a fundamental conversation about the role of the NHS in prevention and its broader influence in local communities.
Social Prescribing Pathway for Children and Young People
The NHS London Violence Reduction Programme has developed a Social Prescribing Pathway for children and young people at risk of violence for implementation within primary care. The pathway is designed to support local systems to deliver their own social prescribing model for those at risk of or impacted by violence within their community.
Currently, two pilot projects are currently underway in the London boroughs of Enfield and Hackney. It’s hoped that the project will be rolled out to other London boroughs in the future. Find out more about NHS England and NHS Improvement London’s violence reduction work.