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Unlocking the power of social prescribing: Enhancing healthier and happier communities

Unlocking the power of social prescribing: Enhancing healthier and happier communities
This month’s edition will review how Access Elemental have been working with their customers ensure people are living in healthier and warmer homes.
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October may be a spooky month for some, but for us at Access Elemental Social Prescribing it was a month of harvesting and sharing the impacts social prescribing can have on individuals and their communities. 

We have been to multiple events such as the Best Practice Conference and NiCon Conference, presented captivating webinars about becoming the first official social prescribing partner with the PRSB, and also been involved in a lot of PR talking about the brilliant work some of our customers have been doing to show how health starts at home to help individuals live in warmer and healthier homes this winter. 

This month we want to push some of these key messages even further and help demonstrate how social prescribing can help tackle health inequalities across different communities to help individuals manage both their physical and mental health more proactively, whilst helping PCNs and GP practices see a decline in demand to reduce waiting lists and ensure individuals get the support the support they need when they need it. 

How is Access Elemental Social Prescribing enabling best practice?

In the past month, there have been several ways that Access Elemental has helped enable best practices for our customers to achieve the best outcomes. 

We have been to several events and have started to move forward with our partnership with the PRSB. Both methods have helped to share both what social prescribing is as well as the importance of it and the benefits digital social prescribing can have, not just on the individual, but the link worker, the GP practice, the organisation involved, and the whole community too. 

How can the partnership with the PRSB elevate the impact of social prescribing?

Now the news of us being the first official social prescribing partner with the PRSB has been announced, we can start to work together properly on becoming the first social prescribing partner to also be conformant to the new social prescribing standards

Our partnership allows us to have access to expert help to enhance our software even further to ensure we help achieve better consistency of social prescribing data handling and sharing, to identify patterns better, and help communities develop better population health management so no one goes without the support they need. 

We are so excited for this partnership to continue to develop and our last webinar this year will celebrate this partnership by explaining all the innovations and projects we will have with them as we head into 2024. 

One of the main things we will be discussing in this month’s webinar is how we will help our customers implement the new social prescribing standards to help reduce demand for PCNs and GPs, allow individuals to improve both their physical and mental wellbeing, as well as help reduce Link Worker stress by helping to reduce their admin work so they can spend more time helping the individuals. 

This webinar will also be our final webinar of the year, so you will not want to miss out on all the exciting things will be discussing about what this partnership means for Access Elemental in 2024. To keep updated on all the latest information about the webinar make sure you are following us on Twitter and Linkedin to get all the information you need. 

How is Access Elemental Social Prescribing tackling health inequalities?

One of the other things Access Elemental Social Prescribing is busy doing this month is helping to ensure everyone has better access to the health and social care services needed. 

Through using Access Elemental Social Prescribing, Link Workers play a critical role in helping to reduce health inequalities as they help empower and enable targeted groups who would otherwise have had their needs unmet. 

As the wider social determinants of health account for 80% of all health outcomes, social prescribing offers a holistic approach to wellbeing by placing the control of managing someone’s health and wellbeing with the individual themselves so they can make better-informed decisions about their health and wellbeing. 

At Access Elemental we like to help organisations go one step further and be able to manage both their social prescribing referrals and the data collected more efficiently. The benefits of this means that regardless of the social prescribing model used, our social prescribing software can help identify and understand targeted populations more clearly. This, in turn, helps organisations have a better population health management approach to ensure that every individual gets equal opportunities for the care and support they need regardless of their background. 

For more information on how social prescribing can help reduce health inequalities read our most recent article today. 

Over the last month, it is clear to see we have been very busy showing how social prescribing can help improve an individual’s health and wellbeing so no individual is left with their needs unmet. This month is no different and we are looking forward to sharing more updates in our upcoming webinar about how we are planning to help promote the importance of the new social prescribing standards for the rest of 2023 and moving into 2024. 

For more information on how our social prescribing platform can help your PCN be better prepared and follow the latest social prescribing standards to reduce the health inequalities in your area, contact us today. 

Discover more about the Access Group:

Access HSC is a portfolio of integrated solutions empowering professionals in healthcare, support, and social care services to deliver joined-up quality and preventative care. With over 30 years of experience, we support local authorities alongside small, medium, and large organisations, to focus on the individual with the freedom to make it personal.

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