NHS Social Prescribing Student Champion Scheme 2020-2021

Applications are now open for the fourth cycle of the NHS Social Prescribing Student Champion Scheme. This represents a national initiative aiming to conduct and promote teaching on Personalised Care and Social Prescribing within the UK. 

With one in four medical consultations arranged purely for social reasons, the medical model falls short of delivering the excellent care that our patients need and that healthcare professionals strive to deliver. Social prescribing has been developed to complement and work alongside the medical model, to address unmet needs. Moreover, it has the potential to play a key role in tackling the social determinants of health, estimated to account for approximately 80% of the modifiable factors contributing to health outcomes for a population. 

Do you have an interest in medical education, prevention, and teaching? We are looking for TWO students from each medical school to champion social prescribing within their region.  

As part of this national scheme, students receive fully funded conference places throughout the year, including a place at the annual conference being held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. There are several CV building opportunities including oral and poster presentations as well as a chance to contributing to several academic publications. 

To find out more, please email socialprescribing@collegeofmedicine.org.uk for a full description of the project as well as an application form. 

Please note: Places are limited to TWO students only from each medical school (including Wales, Scotland, and NI). The official deadline of the scheme is 20th Nov 2020, however places will be allocated on a rolling basis as soon as we find the applicants with the qualities that we are looking for.