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.