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Invitation to the WSSPR Social Prescribing Evaluation Forum

Session 4 – Developing an All-Wales Social Prescribing Monitoring Framework 

At the Wales School for Social Prescribing Research we will be running three social prescribing evaluation forums per year. This event is the fourth in the series (Year 2) and the theme for the session is Developing an All-Wales Social Prescribing Monitoring Framework.  The aim of the forums is to provide a place for discussion and resources to support social prescribers and community groups in conducting evaluation and monitoring, this forum will specifically focus on using findings from a recent study to develop an All-Wales Social Prescribing Monitoring Framework which is useful in practice, fit-for-purpose and acceptable.

We are inviting members of the Wales Social Prescribing Research Network and the three Welsh Communities of Practice to participate, initially spaces will be limited to 25 people per session and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We would suggest that 1-2 people per organisation sign up to each session. There will be a waiting list in the event that the forum is oversubscribed.

We will host these forums on Microsoft Teams and joining instructions will be sent to attendees prior to each event.

The dates for upcoming meetings are:

  • 21st July 2021, 9:30-11:30am
  • 9th November 2021, 9:30-11:30am
  • 2nd March 2022, 9:30-11:30am
PROGRAMME – 21st July 2021

Developing an All-Wales Social Prescribing Monitoring Framework

9.30 - Introduction to the forum – Prof Carolyn Wallace and Megan Elliott
9.45 - Discussion about a monitoring framework – what should it include? What should it look like?
10:10 - Presentation of the ACCORD Group Concept Mapping study findings
10.30 - Comfort break
10.40 - Discussion about how the ACCORD study findings can help us to develop a monitoring framework for social prescribing practice
11:15 - Question & Answer session
11.30 - Close
11:45-12:15 - Pre-booked clinic session to provide 1-1 support on specific evaluations.
12:30-1:00 - Pre-booked clinic session to provide 1-1 support on specific evaluations.

To book a space at the session being held on 21st July 2021 please visit: 

In addition to the session above we will also be holding two pre-bookable clinic sessions to provide support on specific evaluations. These can be taken up by an individual or by members from a service/organisation as a group.

If you would be interested in booking one of these slots, please complete and return the attached application form to  

Health and Care Research Wales conference 2021 - Registration open

14 October, Online

Health and Care Research Wales are excited to announce our Health and Care Research Wales conference 2021.

The theme of this year's conference is learning and looking forward, and after the success of last year's event we will again be hosting an entirely digital day.

We have some great plenary sessions lined up on important topics including health and care research, learning from the pandemic, research, innovation and improvement and many more. Speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.

Register for your place now:

National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) conference 2021

Date: 8 - 12 November 2021

The NCRI Festival will feature a number of topical sessions, panel discussions, debates and co-creation sessions on strategic topics, as well as proffered paper presentations highlighting the latest research. 

This year the NCRI is accepting abstracts on all research that falls within the following areas:

  • Discovery/underpinning research
  • Prevention and early detection
  • Treatment
  • Living with and beyond cancer
  • Clinical trials

To be considered for one of these slots, make sure you submit your research by 13 June 2021.