Social Prescribing in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw 

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS has produced a document showcasing the Social Prescribing Services across the region.  This document demonstrates the power of collaboration and integration across complex local systems and brings to life how non-medical sources of support can have a big impact on people's lives. We are proud that this document  will be used as an example of good practice by NHS England and will be shared on their new learning platform in late December 2018. 

All five Places in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw; Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffied have a social prescribing service. A total of over 10,000 people access social prescribing each year. The first scheme was launched in Rotherham in 2012, with others developing over the next six years.

While the services have all developed differently to meet local needs and aspirations, they all have the same core principles. Read the document to find out what the next steps for Social Prescribing in SYB are. You can also watch a series of videos below that tell the stories of our Social Prescribing services and communities. 

For further information please contact: Karen Smith  SYB ICS Prevention Programme Manager for Social Prescribing. on email at:

Telling the stories of our communities: 


Reducing isolation and loneliness in the community 


Social Prescribing in Bassetlaw 2017

People telling their stories of Social Prescribing in Bassetlaw 


Jacky’s story 

Lisa's story 

 Evaluation link

Evaluation of the Doncaster Community Fund Prospectus: Final Report 2014 


Social Prescribing in Rotherham

HSJ Interviews about Social Prescribing

The Rotherham Social Prescribing Service for People with Long-term Conditions: Evaluation Update, May 2017 

The Rotherham Social Prescribing Service for People with Long-term Conditions: A GP Perspective, May 2017

Evaluation of the Rotherham Mental Health Social Prescribing Service 2015/16-2016/17


A New Model to Encourage Person Centred Approaches to Long-Term Condition Management in Primary Care


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