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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:

  • 9th November 2021, 9:30-11:30am
  • 2nd March 2022, 9:30-11:30am

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  

The importance of Social Prescribing

Organiser: Public Health Network Cymru
Date: 15 Sep, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Following the COVID-19 global pandemic and the subsequent multiple effects on the health and wellbeing of the population, there has never a better time to embrace social prescribing in healthcare.

Join our webinar to hear Professor Carolyn Wallace, from the University of South Wales, discuss the exciting work being led by the Wales School for Social Prescribing Research.  Jules Davies from the Valleys Regional Park will discuss the role that Green Social Prescribing in particular can play in the COVID recovery. Dr David Llewellyn will also outline the work of the Caerphilly Nature on Prescription pilot being led by The Aneurin Bevan Integrated Wellbeing Network.

Together, they will discuss the work their respective organisations are carrying out that will add to the evidence base for social prescribing, support the national development of the social prescribing agenda and also deliver on the ground green social prescribing pilots.

Future Direction of Research for Allied Health Professionals and cancer nurses

Date: 23 September 2021
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Location: Online

The Wales Cancer Research Centre is hosting the All-Wales Allied Health Professional and Nurse Cancer Research Network conference. The online event will focus on the future direction of research, with a keynote speech from Physiotherapist Gillian Prue, Reader at Queens University Belfast.

Value-Based Health and Care Academy Masterclass: Priorities for a Value-Based COVID-19 recovery

Date: 1 October 2021
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Online

In this masterclass, two international experts, Dr Sally Lewis, National Clinical Lead for Value-Based and Prudent Healthcare and Gérard Klop, founder of Dutch consultancy Vintura, will explore value-based approaches to health system recovery, particularly for older people.

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.

Wales Kidney Research Unit online annual meeting 2021

Date: 8 October 2021
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Online

This event from the Wales Kidney Research Unit will feature updates from laboratory based research, social care and integrated health services research. The unit would like to encourage you to submit a poster of your work to present at the lunchtime session. You can also apply to present a research project idea in the afternoon.

Health and Care Research Wales’ Public Engagement and Involvement Forum 

You’re invited to register now for the next Public Engagement and Involvement Forum.  Save your place for the 10:00 session on the 4 November or 11 November at 14:00 when it will be repeated.

The Discover Your Role in Health and Social Care Research Action Plan, published in 2020, sets out actions to take across seven focus areas to improve public engagement and involvement.

The Forum will explore Focus Area 2 of the Action Plan, which looks at ways to ensure senior level support for public involvement and engagement in research. There will also be updates from the two active working groups who are focusing on the new public engagement strategy and on tackling administrative barriers to public involvement.

Book your place on the Health and Care Research Wales website now.

SAPC SW Regional Meeting

10th & 11th March 2022
University of Exeter