Social prescribing - beyond pills

Up to 20% of over 65’s are admitted to hospital due to drug side effects. How to reverse deteriorating health and health services.

  • Mon 30th Oct 2023

Traditional medicine provides only 20% of treatments for ill health in this country. Social prescribing provides the other 80% and an antidote to multiple side effects, hospital admissions and early mortality from biomedicine.

Professor Sir Sam Everington, Bromley by Bow Health Partnership, Tower Hamlets

Sam has been a GP in Tower Hamlets since 1989 in the the Bromley by Bow Partnership. The centre has over 100 projects under its roof supporting the wider determinants of health. The social prescribing delivered at the centre, is now part of a network of thousands across the country.

In 1999 he received an OBE for services to inner city primary care in 2006, The International Award of Excellence in Health Care and in 2015 a Knighthood for services to primary care. In 2022 he received the Albert Medal from the RSA. He is a member of the Ministerial National NHS Infrastructure, NHS Resolution and East London foundation Trust boards and is Fellow and Honorary Professor of Queen Mary University of London and Vice President of the Queen's Nursing Institute. He has previously been a member of GMC Council, Cabinet-appointed Ambassador for Social Enterprise, Acting Chair of the BMA, national advisor to NHS England’s New Models of Care project and Chair for 9 years of Tower Hamlet’s CCG. He is a member of the RCGP and BMA Council. He is a trained woodcarver, day skipper, and speaks Norwegian. He trained originally as a cadet pilot in the RAF and lives with his wife and five children in Tower Hamlets, East End of London.

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The lecture will be preceded by a short presentation from a CSAR PhD Award Winner.

New Approaches and Therapeutics for Antimicrobial Resistant Klebsiella

Caroline Zellmer, PhD Candidate in the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease

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