MyScript manager wins social prescribing award

MyScript manager wins social prescribing award

Veronica Kuperman with her award

We are very proud this morning to share the news that Veronica Kuperman, a long serving member of DHI staff, has been named as the "Innovator of the Year" at the International Social Prescribing Network Conference run by the Social Prescribing Network. It's much deserved and brilliant recognition for the great work being done by DHI’s MyScript service.

Rosie Phillips, DHI Chief Executive, said: “Veronica and her team have not only persevered in running a service with tight resources and great uncertainty, but are constant in their commitment to develop a solution-focused, evidence-based service in a changing and challenging climate.”

The same day that Veronica received this award, Rachel Jarai, another member of our MyScript team, was presenting her research into the role of social prescribing in increasing the resilience of individuals presenting with suicide risk.

DHI began delivering social prescribing services in 2009, and currently runs MyScript – a social prescribing service in Bath & North East Somerset which we hope to extend. MyScript is a free and confidential service that tackles emotional, practical and social issues that may be affecting an individual’s health and wellbeing with the aim of reducing patient dependency on primary healthcare.

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