Social Prescribing

Social prescribing enables healthcare professionals to refer people to a range of non-clinical services in their local area.

Supported by a dedicated Link Worker in every PCN, with services provided by voluntary and community groups, social prescribing schemes will involve a wide range of activities such as group learning, arts activities, volunteering, gardening, cookery and sports2

A key component of NHS Universal Personalised Care, social prescribing can lead to positive health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals such as improved quality of life and emotional wellbeing – particularly for vulnerable groups, those with mild or long-term mental ill-health or those who are socially isolated.

“Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.”

The King’s Fund

A flexible approach to Social Prescribing

As members of The Social Prescribing Network, we recognise the important role that social prescribing can play in reducing health inequalities and supporting people to take greater control of their own health and wellbeing.

The only digital system which responds – in real-time – to the needs of your community, the Priority Platform connects patients with a range of local, non-clinical interventions through nationally-accredited, holistic assessments online. 

More than a ‘directory of services’, our platform enables local authorities, commissioners and primary care providers to offer a complete picture of health and wellbeing support available in their area.

Link Workers, Healthcare Professionals and third sector organisations can all refer people to services through the Priority platform. Our proprietary system also seamlessly integrates with a range of targeted self-care and behaviour change apps, tools and resources – empowering patient self-management.

We always stay true to our Tell Your Story Once mantra, and our fully interoperable system provides assessment, referral pathways, booking management and outcome reporting in one place. 

South London service run on social prescribing module

Diabetes Book & Learn launched in 2018 and is built using the Priority Platform social prescribing module. Over 50% of patients manage their bookings online. 

Find out how our social prescribing modules delivers real patient choice

Priority Platform for Social Prescribing

The modular Priority Platform is customised for every Service and Customer ensuring the Service delivers a local solution for local people, every time.

 

Key Features

GP record connection (EMIS, TPP, Vision, Microtest)


Single patient record


Multiple Assessments (Holistic, NHS Accredited, Custom built)


Community providers create and manage their own booking pages

 

Find out more about the platform

The NHS Long Term Plan 2019 expects over 900,000 people to access Social Prescribing Services by 2023/24 – get in touch to see how we can help you connect your patients to social prescribing schemes in your area.

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