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Nicola Gitsham

Nicola Gitsham

Nicola Gitsham

Head of Social Prescribing, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Nicola is Head of Social Prescribing in the Personalised Care Group at NHS England and NHS Improvement. She has a long history of implementing personalised, integrated services across health, social care, education, employment and housing. She originally trained as an occupational therapist and has led the implementation of person-centred approaches and supported living for a large NHS Trust. She was the London Regional Advisor for Valuing People and led its ground breaking, cross-government programme “Getting a Life”. Since January 2020 she has been leading the national roll out of social prescribing in primary care.