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Response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

In response to the coronavirus, Ways to Wellness has adapted its social prescribing service delivery to continue to provide a service remotely to patients. In addition to continuing to support people to self-manage their health and wellbeing, several key areas of further support are being provided in response to the coronavirus. Read more

Ways to Wellness continues to deliver strong results

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research Programme has committed approximately £500,000 in funding for Newcastle University and Durham University to conduct a 28-month study on the costs and effectiveness of Ways to Wellness. Read more

Newcastle University research with Ways to Wellness patients shows benefit of service.

Research shows that involvement in the Ways to Wellness service increases patients' feeling of control and self-confidence, reduces their social isolation and has a positive impact on their health-related behaviours, including weight loss, healthier eating and increased physical activity. Patients reported improved management of their long-term conditions, improved mental health, greater resilience and more effective problem-solving strategies. Read more