Bethan Griffith: “Exploring the impact of social prescribing on health and wellbeing: multiple perspectives within a locality experiencing poverty and socioeconomic deprivation”

In Students by jvnf65

  • Newcastle University
  • Health, Well-Being and Society
  • b.s.griffith2@newcastle.ac.uk

Description:

After gaining my MBBS in London I trained as a General Practitioner in Tower Hamlets before moving to Newcastle Upon Tyne where I worked for six years as a GP in an inner-city practice with high levels of socio economic deprivation. In 2015 I decided to undertake an MSc in Public Health & Health Service Research at Newcastle University, as part of which I conducted a qualitative research project exploring the impact of financial vulnerability and welfare reform on mothers with young children in the Gateshead area of North East England. Through my clinical and academic experience I have become very interested in using qualitative research methodology to explore the relationship between health and social inequalities. For my PhD I will be using ethnographic methods to better understand social prescribing in primary care.