The Special Interest Group is currently undertaking a Mapping Project.

Social Prescribing programmes are being widely promoted in the UK and are now being increasingly adopted all over Europe but, nevertheless, formats differ, since Social Prescribing is highly dependent on the context, for example the health care system and facilities in the country/region.
Consequently there is confusion about what constitutes social prescribing and, moreover, Social Prescribing is sometimes not immediately understood by health care professionals

This study aims to map across Europe established Social Prescribing programmes, how they are organised and the understanding of Social Prescribing.  This will assist in establishing a clear definition of “social prescribing” for Europe and greater understanding within communities. The questionnaire survey will take you less than 10 minutes to complete.  You can participate by clicking here.