In May 2018 the new All Wales Social Prescribing Research Network (WSPRN) funded by the Wales School for Social Care Research (WSSCR) convened a consensus meeting with key individuals from practice, academia, government, statutory and the third sector organisations to set its research priorities for Wales. The meeting was co-chaired by Judith Stone, WCVA and Dr Carolyn Wallace, University of South Wales & PRIME Centre Wales. It subsequently conducted a consultation process with its 170 members and the PRIME Centre Wales SUPER group (members of the public)to reach a final consensus and agree a way forward. This document reports on these events.
The WSPRN is a multi-agency and multi-disciplinary organisation led by WCVA and USW. Its aim is to build the critical evidence for social prescribing in Wales. It supports the South, North and West Wales communities of practice and also feeds into RCE Cymru (a Regional Centre of Excellence within the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability global network).