National Social Prescribing Conference for Students and Junior Doctors (2nd Edition)

10 March 2019 9:30pm – 5:00pm
The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
Calendar 2019-03-10 21:30:00 2019-03-10 17:00:00 Europe/London National Social Prescribing Conference for Students and Junior Doctors (2nd Edition) For event information please visit: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom Contact

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9:30am Registration
10:00am Welcome

Talk 1: Social Prescribing Coming of Age

Sir Sam Everington (GP and Chair, NHS Tower Hamlets CCG)

Talk 2: What does personalised care mean to the future generation of doctors? James Sanderson (Director of Personalised Care, NHS England)


Talk 3: What does it take to become a ‘great’ doctor in this day and age?

Professor Stephen Powis (National Medical Director, NHS England)
11:15am Break

Talk 4: How personalised care is transforming GP consultations

Dr Marie Anne Essam (General Practitioner and Clinical Lead for Social Prescribing HVCCG)

Talk 5: Creating healthy communities

Dan Hopewell (Director of Knowledge and Innovation, Bromley By Bow Centre)
12.10pm Talk 6: The Social Prescribing Champion Scheme and its impact on the undergraduate medical school curriculum (Student team)
12.35pm Lunch & Networking

Oral Presentations



Talk 7: How to make the most of medical school – Dr Zeshan Qureshi (Founder and CEO of The Unofficial Guide to Medicine Textbook Series, Paediatric Registrar)


Innovation Challenge for Attendees




Talk 8: The Power of Art in Medicine - Professor Helen Chatterjee (Professor of Biology, UCL Biosciences and Head of Research and Teaching, UCL Public and Cultural Engagement)


Talk 9: Current challenges in medical education and future solutions

Professor Valerie Wass (RCGP Medical Director Europe, Emeritus Professor for Medical Education)


Closing plenary

Awards ceremony




Equipping and inspiring tomorrow’s doctors to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan

Following last year’s success, there has been a growing movement across the UK medical schools to position social prescribing and personalised care as a cornerstone for creating good health and wellbeing.

This unmissable opportunity in the heart of London brings together students from all over the UK to continue the conversation, explore the benefits of social prescribing and plan how to spread social prescribing. This is an exciting time for social prescribing. The Government’s Loneliness Strategy released last year stated that it anticipated that there will be a link worker in very GP practice by 2023. The NHS Long Term Plan has just been released which clarifies the NHS commitment to social prescribing and states that the NHS will recruit 1000 link workers this year with the aim of 900k people supported by social prescribing by 2023.

This year’s edition will focus on the NHS Long Term Plan, with an emphasis on prevention, social determinants of health and engaging the future generation of doctors in delivering high quality care for all.

Abstract Submissions: Deadline 20th February

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and follow the following structure: Background/Aim; Methods; Results /Discussion; Conclusion. Abstracts relevant to social prescribing, lifestyle medicine, social determinants of health, and prevention are welcome. For the purposes of this national meeting, we will only consider a limited number of abstracts for short oral presentations.

Certificates and prizes will be awarded for the best presentations.

To submit an abstract simply email the above with your Full Name, University, and Year of Study at

Who should attend?

The event will be of interest medical students and junior doctors who are interested in social prescribing, prevention, lifestyle medicine, medical education, and social determinants of health.

This is a free conference for anyone who wants to be involved in shaping the future of Social Prescribing.


What will you gain and why should you attend?

  • Opportunity to present your projects and research to a national audience
  • You will be able to hear from renowned academics, clinicians and NHS leaders
  • Win a national prize as part of our ‘Innovation Challenge’
  • Participate in a range of interactive and engaging activities
  • Networking with colleagues and inspirational speakers
  • Certificates for attendance provided
  • Travel bursaries available*

*Travel Bursaries: To ensure a wide and equal representation of students, a total of TWO travel bursaries are available for EACH medical school in the UK.

*For travel bursaries, please email .

If you register for this event and are unable to attend please email as soon as possible so that the place can be released for someone else.

Please let us know on registration if you would like to join the Medical Students Social Prescribing Network. This will help us to communicate key information and provide updates on future developments. If you do not wish to be part of this mailing list please ensure that you un-click the checkbox.

Please let us know if you would like to share your details with other delegates.

Contact information

For further information on the conference, please contact:
Tel: 0113 824 9398

Questions about this event?

Name: Phoebe Jones


Telephone: 07730 379 982

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