Individuals residing in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will quickly have entry to social prescribing companies by way of a brand new digital partnership.
The world’s scientific commissioning group (CCG) has partnered with tech firm Elemental to ship higher entry to non-medical assist companies.
The partnership spans group companies, GPs and voluntary sector organisations and offers clinicians entry to Elemental’s social prescribing platform.
It should permit GPs to attach individuals with companies near their house to assist enhance their wellbeing. Rollout of the system is because of begin after Easter.
Julie Sharma, director of transformation at Sirona, which offers group companies throughout the area, stated: “Individuals have advised us that always non-clinical assist can actually assist enhance their high quality of life and their well being and wellbeing however they don’t all the time know the place to go for this help.
“Our group groups, GPs and organisations inside the voluntary sector know precisely what is obtainable in every space and this method will assist to carry it collectively for these in our care and our communities.
“It means a GP can join a person to actions near their house which is able to allow them to enhance their wellbeing in a approach which fits them; this could possibly be by linking them to a strolling group, recommendation on wholesome consuming or a assist group for a particular situation.”
Social prescribing is a technique of signposting individuals to non-medical sources of assist inside the group to assist enhance their wellbeing. It usually contains actions like health, gardening, cooking, and assist teams.
Jennifer Neff, chief govt of Elemental Software program, added: “Our function is to empower and allow people, households and their carers to higher join into group programmes, companies and interventions that make a optimistic impression on their lives.
“We’re actually excited to work with Sirona, GP colleagues and the voluntary sector to introduce digital social prescribing throughout Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire utilizing software program which is already utilized by GP practices and can consider the success for a person.
“It should additionally assist cut back pressures by lowering the necessity for individuals to attend routine advisory appointments.”
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