2019 IS ALMOST OVER AND A NEW DECADE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. HERE’S OUR ROUND-UP OF THE BUSIEST YEAR TO DATE FOR ELEMENTAL AND INDEED THE SOCIAL PRESCRIBING MOVEMENT.
THE ELEMENTAL 2019 SOCIAL PRESCRIBING ROUND-UP
WEST LANCS CCG PATIENT FOCUS: COLLABORATING THROUGH SOCIAL PRESCRIBING TO REDUCE BLUELIGHT CALLS BY 92%
By working together and liaising with other health and social care colleagues Skemersdale Social Prescribing team have been able to reduce calls from the patient to the ambulance service by 92% and subsequently the patient has improved a positive shift in her physical and mental wellbeing.READ MORE
SALFORD CVS LAUNCH SOCIAL PRESCRIBING PROJECT AIMED AT SUPPORTING 2,500 INDIVIDUALS IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Salford CVS partnered with Elemental to assist in the delivery of a new programme of work which develops and embeds person and community-centred approaches within the health and social care system.READ MORE
RADIAN GROUP APPLY A MORE HANDS-ON APPROACH TO SOCIAL PRESCRIBING
Since launching a digital social prescribing partnership with us last year, Radian regularly receives instant social prescription referrals from GP practices, community nurses and primary care professionals, with plans for their housing officers to make referrals in the near future.READ MORE
SPRING SOCIAL PRESCRIBING PROGRAMME BRIDGES THE GAP BETWEEN HEALTH CARE AND THE COMMUNITY
Elemental has been working in partnership with the Healthy Living Centre Alliance and Scottish Communities for Health and Wellbeing to train Social Prescribers on our digital social prescribing platform, which connects individuals to non-clinical support in their community, including cookery classes, mindfulness, exercise activities and gardening groups.READ MORE
PATIENT ACTIVATION MEASURE® COMING SOON TO ELEMENTAL’S SOCIAL PRESCRIBING PLATFORM, THANKS TO A GROUNDBREAKING PARTNERSHIP WITH INSIGNIA HEALTH
Integration with Insignia’s activation and analytics system means that Elemental customers can promote self-care by co-creating social prescribing plans with patients using outcomes from PAM assessments.READ MORE
CORNWALL COUNCIL ENHANCE THEIR SOCIAL PRESCRIBING PROGRAMME WITH ELEMENTAL’S DIGITAL PLATFORM
Following a successful Department of Health and Wellbeing bid, Cornwall Council and voluntary sector partners partnered with Elemental in a digital social prescribing programme designed to enable health professionals in Cornwall to prescribe non-clinical activities to residents.READ MORE
ELEMENTAL CO-FOUNDER SCORED A HATRICK AS SHE WAS NAMED AS ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN TECH FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING
Leeann Monk-Ozgul, Co founder and Co-CEO of Elemental, retained her place as one of the Most Influential Women in Tech on Computer Weekly’s long list, for three consecutive years.READ MORE
ACTIVE LONDONERS FUNDS EXTENSION OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SOUTHALL – A HYPER LOCAL APPROACH TO PROMOTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Active Londoners funded the extension and mainstreaming of Physical Activity Southall, a hyper local approach to promoting physical activity in Catalyst neighbourhoods.READ MORE
LINK WORKERS CAN NOW PRESCRIBE APPS THANKS TO GROUNDBREAKING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ELEMENTAL AND ORCHA
Mobile apps are set to become a vital part of personalised healthcare thanks to a unique new partnership between tech for good company, Elemental, and the world’s leading health app evaluation and advisor organisation, Orcha.READ MORE
HARROW COUNCIL PARTNER WITH ELEMENTAL IN A BID TO BRING PERSONALISED CARE CLOSER TO COMMUNITIES
In a bid to bring care closer to their communities, Harrow Council is developing a borough wide social prescribing service. The service will allow patients to be referred into social prescribing programmes by GPs and Social Care professionals, with plans to allow patients to self refer themselves into activities and programmes in the future.READ MORE
IMAGINE INDEPENDENCE PARTNERS WITH ELEMENTAL IN A BID TO BROADEN THE REACH AND IMPACT OF SOCIAL PRESCRIBING IN THE VCSE SECTOR
A charity specialising in supporting people with mental health challenges is partnered with Elemental, to take forward a new collaborative approach to social prescribing in the third sector.READ MORE
MERTON VOLUNTARY SERVICE COUNCIL PARTNER WITH ELEMENTAL TO SCALE AND ENHANCE SOCIAL PRESCRIBING IMPACT IN MERTON
The Merton Voluntary Service Council Social Prescribing Coordinator (SPC) delivered the hugely successful pilot through two GP Practices,Wideway Medical Centre and Tamworth House Medical Centre. The emergence of Primary Care Networks has since created an opportunity to scale the success of the pilot to a borough-wide programme across all 22 GP practices.READ MORE
NOT ONLY THAT BUT WE:
Grew our customer base by over 300%, welcoming new customers from Health, Housing, VCSE and Prison Care
Launched the world’s first social prescribing unconference in Manchester
Were awarded the the Escape 100 Best Companies to Escape to in 2019
Launched the Elemental E-learning Academy
Featured on Health Innovation Network’s Social Prescribing Platform Market Exploration
Were awarded a contract with S3C Solutions to help build capacity for the ‘evaluation of social prescribing in Ireland‘ on behalf of The HSE (Health & Wellbeing & National Office of Suicide Prevention).
Formed strategic and operational partnerships to test new approaches for population health with organisations like University of Salford, Orcha, Insignia and Triangle Consulting.
SHAPING A NEW DECADE FOR SOCIAL PRESCRIBING
This year we also welcomed the announced around the forming of PCNs and investment in Link Workers. Whilst the adoption of social prescribing continues to evolve, we are committed to ensuring that social prescribing works for everyone in order to connect people, building communities and improve lives.
We’d like to say a massive thank you to all of our team, customers, supporters, advisors and investors for their contribution to our vision in 2019.
We’re ready to take digital social prescribing to the next level in 2020 through further innovation and interoperability capabilities on our platform, detailed and quantifiable evidence and case studies from our customers, wider personalised care thought leadership, further growth in our team and more opportunities for social prescribing champions to collaborate and co-design their social prescribing projects together.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and healthy and happy New Year!
Jennifer & Leeann