Building Leadership for Health
Building Leadership for Health

Community Hub for Health and Wellbeing with Social Prescribing

This page describes the efforts of the League of Friends of the Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross Hospital to develop this community hospital as a hub for health and wellbeing applying Social Prescribing to engage people in local, county and national organisations and groups that can help them improve their physical and mental health and address wellbeing issues such as loneliness and lack of emotional and financial support.

This is the Chair of our League of Friends, Sara Sabine opening a new Audiology Unit at our hospital with equipment funded by the LoF. This is one of the 30 Clinics and services offered by our hospital by Consultants, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals. They provide services in our clinics, in people's homes and in local schools. We are now working with our local Primary Care Network and NHS Trust towards the development of services and community engagement to help us develop as a Community Hub for Health and Wellbeing. 

Notes on the Development of our Hospital as a Community Hub for Health and Wellbeing
This is an introduction to the ideas underlying the development of a Community Hub for Health and Wellbeing pointing out some of the specific fields in which community engagement could improve our outcomes while reducing cost and demand pressures on the NHS. Social Prescribing is a key element
The League of Friends of Chalfonts and G[...]
Microsoft Word document [3.4 MB]
Evidence that shows the Cost Effectiveness of Community Action
For each of the areas of community action identified in the previous note we gathered evidence of impacts on costs and outcomes for health and wellbeing.
Evidence for Community Action.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [247.0 KB]
Consultation with Local Community Groups and Organisations on Social Prescribing
A note identifying some 400 Local, County and National that could help support self care and improve health and wellbeing. It is proposed to consult local groups to encourage befriending volunteers in support of Social Prescribing.
Community Consultation 030619.docx
Microsoft Word document [491.2 KB]


hereRecent Publications
Text book "Global Health Diplomacy", available here.

Paper in SMQ on Value for Money in Behaviour Change available here.


Gateway Portsmouth

Led by Portsmouth City Council and funded by the European Integration Fund has  issued a series of reports setting out lessons for co production and social integration. Read more here. We ran a dissemination day for  representatives of integration projects from 6 EU Countries.


Global Health Diplomacy

I  worked with  colleagues to develop training material for an open access online course, which provides an introduction to the topic suitable for diplomats in training, health advocates or international officials, academics and others including students of global health. We will run another course in September See   


We ran a course for IFMSA on global health advocacy this summer and will be providing another session for them later this year before WHA see here.


Evaluating Health Wellbeing and Behaviour Change SROI

I updated the tools and notes to reflect the  evidence in 2016. I provide a discovery learning course on health and wellbeing evaluation for LA and CCG commissioning teams and health professionals see here




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