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West Lancs CCG Patient Focus: Collaborating through Social Prescribing to Reduce Bluelight Calls by 92% Using Elemental’s social prescribing platform, GPs across seven practices in West Lancs CCG are now actively making, managing and reporting on instant referrals to local social prescribing hubs, as well as tracking the impact of their referrals. In an effort [...]

Radian Connect Health and Housing via Digital Social Prescribing Back in July, Radian housing association kicked off their social prescribing pilot, with the aim of transforming the health and well-being of their residents. Over four months on, we caught up with the East Hampshire based housing provider to hear all about how they’re engaging residents [...]

Social Prescribing Hour: NHS Long Term Plan The role of social prescribing in the NHS Long Term Plan Social Prescribing Roundup Following the launch of the government’s long-term plan for the NHS on Monday, this week's Social Prescribing Hour discussed what the plan means for social prescribing, highlighted key points within the plan and identified [...]

Delivering on the NHS Long Term Plan by making social prescribing more accessible We’ve been looking forward to reading the NHS Long Term Plan because we were sure social prescribing would feature in it, and as long-time ambassadors and champions of social prescribing, we were keen to see if we were right. No we’re not [...]

Social Prescribing Hour with Michelle Pilling, East Lancashire CCG The role of social prescribing in supporting the development of primary care networks Social Prescribing Roundup This week’s Social Prescribing Hour was hosted by Michelle Pilling, Deputy Chair Lay Member Quality and Patient Involvement, NHS East Lancashire CCG. Michelle’s role is to give a voice to [...]

What's next for social prescribing? Over the last year, we’ve been working hard on spreading the good word of social prescribing, it’s benefits, overcoming the challenges that come with it and everything involved in making social prescribing a reality. Part of our quest this year involved growing the team to support the design and delivery [...]

How social prescribing can relieve mounting GP pressure

How social prescribing can relieve mounting GP pressure It’s no secret that there are increasing demands on GPs within our NHS. From heavier workloads, increasing complexity and intensity of work, to lack of resources and funding, it’s not hard to see why the NHS is finding it difficult to recruit and retain general practitioners. Startling [...]

Celebrating Brian O’Connor, Recipient of the Belfast Homecoming Ambassador Medal

Celebrating Brian O'Connor, Recipient of the Belfast Homecoming Ambassador Medal We’d like to extend our warmest congratulations to Connected Health Chairman, Brian O'Connor, on receiving his Belfast Homecoming Ambassador Medal. Celebrating Homegrown Talent 2018 is the inaugural year of The Belfast Homecoming Ambassador Medals to recognise 50 outstanding individuals who are helping to build Belfast. [...]

Social Prescribing Evidence - Why it's so important Social prescribing evidence has been a hot topic lately as the awareness of community based care increases and alternatives to medicine are publicised as the basis of new health strategies from Theresa May and Matt Hancock. Critics want to know where the proof is, where the evidence [...]

10 Ways Social Prescribing Can Improve Mental Health

10 Ways Social Prescribing Can Improve Mental Health Mental health continues to be a significant public health issue with approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK experiencing a mental health problem each year. Mental health continues to be a significant public health issue with approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK experiencing a [...]

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care Foundation Trust put Social Prescribing Firmly into the Workflow Since announcing their social prescribing partnership with us back in June, we revisited Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care Foundation Trust (T&G ICFT) to find out how they’ve been progressing and how The Elemental Social Prescription Connector has put social prescribing firmly [...]

Defining your social prescribing vision and shaping your digital maturity strategy

Defining your social prescribing vision and shaping your digital maturity strategy Back in October, along with Leeann and Jennifer the co-founders of Elemental Software, I hosted a webinar on the Digital Maturity Index for Social Prescribing. It was a great session, very well attended, and everyone was engaged and interested in how they could use [...]

My take on the King’s fund 2018 Social Prescribing: Coming of Age conference

My take on the King’s fund 2018 Social Prescribing: Coming of Age conference I am absolutely delighted to be writing this blog! I set myself a target three months ago to be at The King’s Fund Social Prescribing: Coming of Age conference on the 6th November 2018, and I got there! Boy did it deliver! [...]

A response to the Secretary of State’s ‘Prevention is better than cure’ strategy

A response to the Secretary of State’s ‘Prevention is better than cure’ strategy Yesterday marked the launch of the latest NHS long-term strategy which sets out the government's vision for putting prevention at the heart of the nation's health. Endorsing Patient Empowerment Entitled “Prevention is better than cure”, the paper emphasises preventative healthcare and highlights [...]

Three reasons to come see Elemental at The King’s Fund

Three reasons to come see Elemental at The King's Fund Are you attending The King's Fund this week? We'll be there exhibiting, speaking and also unveiling our new, revolutionary social prescribing product! We can't wait!  Here are three reasons why we think you should come say hello us: 1.We're launching something special... Focusing on creating [...]

Future Proofing Social Prescribing with the Launch of Elemental’s New Self Refer Tool Focusing on creating a culture of self care and independence, we are delighted to announce the launch of Elemental Self Refer - a simple, interactive tool tipped to revolutionise social prescribing. Elemental Self Refer will empower your communities to drive real-time, person [...]

Social Prescribing is Coming of AgeA response to Theresa May’s promising pledge to Tackle Loneliness through Social Prescribing Back in January, we predicted that 2018 was set to be the biggest year yet for social prescribing, and we can’t help but feel that our prognosis rings true ten months on. Despite the concept of social [...]

How Social Prescribing Can Ensure Quality of Life After Mental Health Diagnosis

How Social Prescribing Can Ensure Quality of Life After Mental Health Diagnosis Today’s blog is written by Director of Social Inclusion and Participation at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Michael Crilly. I’ve been a part of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust for almost nine years now and in all that time I have never really met [...]

Maassarani Group Practice and Care Merseyside are leading the way in social prescribing Dr Maassarani & Partners practice and Care Merseyside have launched a major social prescribing partnership with Elemental Software to support individuals through community-based programmes and services. Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, [...]

How Social Prescribing Can Help Tackle The UK’s Hoarding Epidemic Hoarding is thought to affect an estimated 3.4 million people in the UK. As more guidance becomes available on how to tackle the issue, it is vital that any organisation that comes into contact with hoarding understands the role that social prescribing can play in [...]

ELEMENTAL WINS THE FIRST EVER CIVIC INNOVATION CHALLENGE What a fantastic start to the week, with the news that we’ve been revealed as the winner of the first ever Civic Innovation Challenge. Tackling London’s biggest issues The challenge, which is the first of its kind was founded by the Mayor of London to match tech [...]

Technology and Social Prescribing, why it’s the perfect partnership We live in a digital age where digital transformation has become a key requirement for many organisations aiming to streamline their social prescribing processes and become more efficient at measuring and reporting. There are various ways to manage social prescribing, from systems to databases and specialist [...]

Ten Top Tips to Boost Support for Digital Social Prescribing Services In our recent Social Prescribing and Digital Landscape report, launched in partnership with the Greater London Authority, we explored the current landscape of digital support for social prescribing in London, and looked at what some of the future digital support and innovation might look [...]

5 Key Takeaways from NHS EXPO 2018

5 Key Takeaways from NHS EXPO 2018 Today’s blog is written by Co-founder and Co CEO of Elemental Software Jennifer Neff, who gives her key takeaways from NHS Expo at the Manchester Convention Centre last week. I never seem to choose the right shoes for NHS Expo. One week later and I am still bearing [...]

Elemental announced as finalist for Mayor of London's Civic Innovation Challenge We are extremely excited to announce that Elemental has been named as a finalist for the first ever Civic Innovation Challenge, the Mayor of London’s new initiative that matches tech startups and SMEs with leading companies and public bodies to create innovative solutions to [...]

Elemental Software celebrates two years of success at NHS Expo This year’s Healthcare and Innovation Expo in Manchester marks a somewhat sentimental milestone for Elemental Software as it’s the place where we first launched our social prescribing platform two years ago. Our launch in 2016 was the culmination of years of experience of community development [...]

Elemental named as digital partner in £3 million Big Lottery funded project aimed at tackling social isolation Back in June, The Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum received the fantastic news that their joint bid with Scottish Communities for Health and Wellbeing was successfully awarded more than £3 million of National Lottery funding.  The funding will [...]

Elemental’s Leeann Monk-Ozgul listed in JCI Derry’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons Programme Leeann Monk-Ozgul, Co Founder and Co CEO of Elemental Software, has hit the headlines this month with another inspiring award nomination. TOYP – the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World competition is a long-running programme in JCI (Junior Chamber International), which recognises [...]

Why a flexible directory of services should be the backbone of your social prescribing programme A typical directory of service (DOS) is a centralised portal which captures and showcases the key assets in your community. As a result, the directory of service enables those who make and manage community wellbeing referrals to better connect people [...]

Why social prescribing plays a vital role in the future of the NHS Recent announcements from the Secretary of State for Health demonstrate that social prescribing is valued now more than ever, particularly as we face more and more health challenges as an ageing nation and put the NHS under increasing pressure. In a society [...]

Elemental Software Welcome Martin Bell As Non-Executive Board Member We’re delighted to announce that Martin Bell, has joined Elemental Software as a non-executive board member. Martin brings a wealth of experience regarding the NHS and the health and social care sector in the UK to Elemental Software. A former CIO in the NHS and vendor side exec, [...]

West Lancashire CCG Launch Innovative Social Prescribing Pilot using Elemental Software Elemental Software and West Lancashire CCG have partnered to launch a significant social prescribing pilot in Skelmersdale. Public Health England reports suggest that people living in the least deprived areas of the country live around 20 years longer in good health than people in [...]

UK Government pledge to invest in social prescribing This week, we welcomed another huge leap forward for social prescribing, in the form of a promising public pledge from the government to invest nearly £4.5m in non-clinical schemes across England. The announcement came via a statement in The Times from new Secretary of State for Health [...]

Clapham Park Practice Enhance their new Social Prescribing Project Using Elemental Software We've partnered with Clapham Park Group Practice to support and maximise the impact of their new social prescribing project. Launched in 2015, SAIL  - Safe and Independent Living is a social prescribing project run by Age UK Lambeth. Using Elemental Software, ‘SAIL’ community [...]

10 Benefits of Connecting Health and Housing through Digital Social Prescribing Over the last year, we’ve partnered with housing associations throughout the UK to develop innovative social prescribing initiatives using our unique and award winning digital platform. Our forward-thinking customers are playing a pivotal role in connecting housing and health, with a growing number of [...]

Radian Housing launch innovative social prescribing project with Elemental East Hampshire Housing Association, Radian has partnered with Elemental Software to transform the health and well-being of residents through social prescribing. The new digital project launched last week, and will support and develop Radian’s newly launched Cafe 1759 in Quebec Park in Whitehill and Bordon, one [...]

Elemental Co-Founder announced as one of the Most Influential Women in Tech for second year running

Elemental Co-Founder announced as one of the Most Influential Women in Tech for second year running Leeann Monk-Ozgul, Co founder and Co-CEO of Elemental Software, has retained her place as one of the Most Influential Women in Tech on Computer Weekly’s long list. In 2017, Leeann was listed with over 160 women who had worked [...]

Elemental publish two Greater London Authority Commissioned reportsFocusing on the role of the VCSE sector and Digital Solutions in social prescribing We're extremely proud to have been working with Greater London Authority on co-designing a vision for Social Prescribing across London. The vision is due to be launched in Autumn 2018 As part of our [...]

Elemental Software Awarded Place on G-Cloud 10 We’re delighted to announce that Elemental Software has been approved as a UK Government supplier with accreditation from G-Cloud 10. Elemental Software is amongst the latest iteration of successful G-Cloud 10 applicants to be approved by the UK government, for procurement via the G-Cloud portal. The G-Cloud framework, [...]

Bromford kick-off digital social prescribing project for housing with Elemental

Earlier this week, we made our way to Wolverhampton to launch an exciting social prescribing partnership with Bromford Lab. Launched in 2014, Bromford Lab is an innovative solution developed by Bromford Housing Association to pilot a range of ideas which improve customer experience. For more than 50 years, Bromford has provided customers with new and […]

Elemental Celebrates NHS 70 with Singing in the City

In celebration of the NHS 70th anniversary, we’re delighted to sponsor a key social prescribing event located in the same city where the first NHS hospital opened its doors. On Sunday 08 July the Whitworth Hall at the University of Manchester, will be filled with professional choirs and a free singing extravaganza to celebrate the […]

The Head, Heart and Hands of Community Investment

The Head, Heart and Hands of Community Investment Many housing organisations have a desire to make, and to keep, the places in which they own stock as desirable as possible. Many have straplines that involve investment in communities, neighbourhoods or something to do with transformation of place. I know from previous experience and now from [...]

1st International Social Prescribing Network Research Conference

Fresh off the back of the 1st International Social Prescribing Network Research Conference in Salford, we’ve pulled together some of the key takeaways from the event. Organised by Dr Marie Polley and Craig Lister and supported by The University of Salford, TCV, the University of Westminster and the Mayor of London, the inaugural conference aimed […]

Tameside and Glossop Social Prescribing Success

Elemental Software and Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care Foundation Trust (T&G ICFT) have announced a unique partnership which enables GPs in Tameside and Glossop to effectively make one click social prescribing referrals using an integration with EMIS. The Elemental Social Prescription Connector in EMIS also enables clinicians to view the status of referrals at different stages, […]

Elemental Software Continues To Grow With Appointment of Head of Marketing

Tech for good company, Elemental Software, are once again expanding their team in a bid to focus on processes, marketing strategy and customer satisfaction. Serena Terry will join the award-winning team in July and help to spearhead plans to introduce social prescribing to more Housing Associations and NHS organisations including GP surgeries and CCGs throughout […]

Elemental The Social Prescribing People Shortlisted For UKBAA Angel Investment Awards

Elemental Software is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the prestigious UKBAA Awards in the Best Female Led Angel Investment Category. Now in its 14th year, the annual UKBAA Angel Investment Awards celebrate high growth and success in the angel and early-stage investment market – recognising the fastest growing brands and acknowledging the […]

5 Resources to Help Take Your Social Prescribing Project to the Next Level

Designing and delivering your social prescribing project isn’t always a walk in the park. In fact, it can be challenging across a number of different levels, especially if you are working with limited resources. That being said, there’s plenty of support out there to make it easier to turbo boost your social prescribing programme. If […]

Elemental Software Co-Founder Delivers TEDx Talk

Elemental Co-Founder Jennifer Neff says she felt honoured to have been one of those invited to deliver a TEDx talk at Stormont last month. With more than a decade of experience in regeneration and social and economic development, Jennifer co-founded Elemental Software with fellow community development worker, Leeann Monk Ozgul, in 2013, the year that […]

Elemental Software Responds To Common Outcomes Framework for Social Prescribing

NHS England is working with commissioners, practitioners, providers, evaluators and other stakeholder groups to work towards a consensus on what outcomes should be measured to show the impacts of social prescribing. This will enable local social prescribing connector schemes across the country to capture core outcome data, which will create a strong evidence base, support […]

Former Social Prescribing Manager Joins Team Elemental

Elemental Software has expanded its team with the appointment of a new Project Manager. Based in Elemental’s office in Derry, Northern Ireland, Clare Cooper will work closely with Elemental’s co-founders, Product Manager and community programme delivery team and software development team to ensure that Elemental projects are scalable, measurable and meet the needs of the […]


Health inequalities are estimated to cost the NHS around £20 billion a year. Housing associations have an opportunity to play a major role in addressing this, with people living in areas of high concentrations of social housing likely to live 11 years less than people in other areas. People living in deprived areas are also […]


This is an exciting opportunity for a Junior Software Developer to join a rapidly expanding scaleup company operating across the UK and Ireland as we search for a Junior Software Developer to test our industry-leading software in a full-time position. Who are we? Elemental Software is a Tech For Good organisation based in Derry City […]


This is an exciting opportunity for a Software Tester to join a rapidly expanding scaleup company operating across the UK and Ireland, to test our industry-leading software in a full-time position. Who are we? Elemental Software is a Tech For Good organisation based in Derry City with the purpose of empowering community health by creating […]


In 2017, its estimated that up to 3 million children and young people suffer from the effects of Holiday Hunger. The most vulnerable families suffer the most. The disruption to the routine that the lengthier school holidays create, significantly contributes to the widening the health inequalities gap. In terms of current solutions to Holiday Hunger […]


Irish technology start-up Elemental Software has won the chance to work alongside the Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street after developing a social prescribing platform which links people to a range of non-medical support such as exercise and debt advice. The brainchild of two community development workers based in Derry, Northern Ireland, Elemental was […]


A new partnership between the UK leader in connected healthcare software and services, EMIS Health and tech for good company, Elemental Software, is set to make it easier for GPs to refer patients to social prescribing hubs in their local areas and track the impact of the referral. Social prescribing is a model of care […]


Social prescribing is not a new concept; it’s been around for years, with many people describing social prescribing as the community development approach to health and wellbeing. In fact, if GP surgeries were invented or reimagined tomorrow, then social prescription might lie at the very heart of their activities. Interest in social prescribing has rapidly […]


Last year, the NHS announced the GP Forward View, a series of measures aimed at relieving the workload pressures on GP practices and primary care. Fast forward to this year and the NHS says that CCGs should ensure that ‘every practice implements at least two of the high impact “time to care” actions. The high […]


A new drive to engage Ellesmere Port residents in local health and wellbeing programmes is being pioneered by ForHousing, through an innovative partnership with tech for good company Elemental Software. ForHousing, part of ForViva group based in the North West, deliver housing management services to around 5,500 Cheshire West and Chester Council owned homes in […]


A new partnership has been formed between Healthbox CIC, which delivers health promotion activities across Cheshire, and tech for good company Elemental Software. The new partnership will work to help the Community Interest Company monitor and measure the impact of The Wellbeing High Street project. The project aims to create healthier and more active communities […]


2017 was an important year for social prescribing as awareness continued to grow over its role and impact in significantly improving health and wellbeing. For the first time, funding was committed to social prescribing schemes through the Health and Wellbeing Fund, and research continues to show the real difference that non-clinical support can make to […]


Tech for good company, Elemental Software will be taking its innovative technology to Finland this week to pitch at one of the world’s leading startup events. Slush, a major conference which takes place in Helsinki from November 30th to December 1st will be attended by over 20,000 people from over 130 countries, including business start-ups, […]


East London housing association, Poplar HARCA has formed a new partnership with tech for good company, Elemental Software. The partnership which aims to launch a new approach to health and well-being for its residents will use social prescribing technology to reduce health inequalities and relieve pressure on GPs. Poplar HARCA runs a network of community […]


Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust has joined forces with tech for good company and social prescribing specialists Elemental Software to improve the way that it refers patients to help and support at its Life Rooms centres in Walton and Southport. The Life Rooms is Mersey Care’s state-of-the-art centre for learning, recovery, health and wellbeing. Last […]


A new ‘Made in North Wales’ approach to tackling health challenges through social prescribing has been described as real progress and an example for the rest of Wales to learn from by Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Vaughan Gething, at the first ever North Wales Social Prescribing Conference. Over 150 health, local authority, […]


Elemental Software, a Tech For Good company based in Derry and Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) are delighted to announce Phil Veasey has joined as an advisor. Co-founded by community workers, Leeann Monk-Özgül and Jennifer Neff, the award winning social prescribing digital platform connects patients, health and social care professionals and community health and wellness providers to […]

Key Messages from the Launch of the Social Prescribing Network Ireland

The key messages coming from the launch of the Social Prescribing Network on Thursday 12 October in Belfast were loud and clear; social prescribing is happening at scale in communities across Ireland and by coming together we can connect more people, without constantly reinventing the wheel.

Former NHS CIO Takes Elemental Software To The Next Level

Elemental – The Social Prescribing People and The Martin Bell Partnership have announced a renewal of their successful partnership to date, through into 2018.

Major sponsor secured for North Wales Social Prescribing Conference

Tech for Good company, Elemental Software, has announced its support for the first North Wales Social Prescribing Conference, which will take place at Theatre Clwyd on 26th October.

JCI Award Winners…It’s Elemental!

Derry and Dubai based Tech for Good company, Elemental Software, had a big win at the JCI annual entrepreneur awards last night in the NW. On receiving the award Elemental Co-Founder, Leeann Monk Ozgul, said ‘This is another great endorsement for our Social Prescribing platform. It’s hard not to notice that Social Prescribing is now the […]

Elemental Software in EMIS Partner Zone at NUG Conference

This week Elemental took the message of social prescribing to The 24th Annual EMIS NUG Conference (National User Group). It was fantastic to hear about more GP practices referring to themselves as social prescribing practices. We spoke with GPs and CCG commissioners about their plans to initiate/ build upon social prescribing programmes in their communities. […]

Elemental short listed for top entrepreneur award

Tech for Good company, Elemental Software, has reached the final of the entrepreneur awards hosted by JCI Derry, sponsored by Derry City and Strabane District Council. Elemental’s cloud based platform, with social prescribing and community empowerment at the core, connects the main stakeholders in the health improvement supply chain and is designed to reduce the demand […]

Social Prescribing a key theme at NHS Expo 2017

A year ago, Elemental Software launched its Social Prescribing platform at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester, England’s only major conference focused on innovation in health and social care. Twelve months on, and the hot topic for 2017 at Expo was Social Prescribing, showing the growing recognition amongst health and social care […]

Elemental to Showcase at Major Health and Social Care Event

Social Prescribing Software company, Elemental, which has found a way to reduce demand on GPs by enabling non-medical referrals to be made, tracked and supported by community health workers, is set to showcase at the UK’s biggest health and social care event, later this week. The NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo, which inspires innovation, […]

Leeann Monk, Elemental Software, Announced as UK’s Most Influential Women in Tech

Elemental Software Co CEO, Leeann Monk, has been announced as one of the UK’s Most Influential Women in Tech today by Computer Weekly. Every year, Computer Weekly asks the technology industry to nominate who it thinks are the Most Influential Women in UK Tech and Leeann Monk has made the 2017 list for the first […]

Marketing Assistant

Join Team Elemental for a summer of practical experience in marketing. We are delighted to be able to offer an exciting opportunity to an enthusiastic marketing assistant based at Elemental Software’s Head Office in Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Who are we? Elemental Software is a Tech For Good company based in Derry and in […]

28,000 people to avail of digital social prescriptions across the North of Ireland

The Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum is the first of 15 Healthy Living Centres trained on Elemental Software’s social prescribing platform in a project that will see 28,000 people engaged in the largest social prescription programme in Northern Ireland. The 2 year project, funded by the Public Health Agency, will transform the way communities engage […]

New tool to measure the benefits of social prescribing launches at Kings Fund conference

Tech for good company, Elemental Software, has today launched a new measuring tool on its innovative social prescribing digital platform that will transform the way social prescribing activity is measured and reported. Elemental Software’s unique digital technology enables health and social care professionals to refer patients to health and wellbeing activities in their areas and […]

Halton’s Very Own Virtual ‘Mammy’

Our feature this week is on our partners Halton Clinical Commissioning Group and Improving ME Vanguard. We have developed an innovative project with Dave Sweeney and Catherine McClennan whereby expectant parents get their own virtual ‘Mammy’ to help better connect them into community programmes and services at an important time in their lives. Dave Sweeney, […]

Elemental Software to launch new social prescribing measuring tool at Kings Fund Social Prescribing Conference

Tech for good company, Elemental Software, is to launch a new aspect of its social prescribing digital platform to improve the way social prescribing activity is measured and reported, at the King’s Fund’s Social Prescribing Conference later this month. Elemental Software’s unique digital technology enables health and social care professionals to refer patients to health […]

The Missing Piece of a Vital Jigsaw

For nearly two years, a diverse group of leaders from across health, housing, education, voluntary, private and public sectors have been joining together to share learning and ideas to bring the power of Social Prescribing to life. This is leading to innovation across North Merseyside, North Wales, Cheshire, Wirral and East London. Real, open and […]

Healthy Living Centre Alliance goes digital to measure the effectiveness of social prescription referrals

Healthy Living Centres in the North of Ireland are set to transform the way communities engage with health and wellbeing activities through innovative new social prescribing technology, thanks to funding from the Public Health Agency. In a partnership with tech for good company, Elemental Software, 14 Healthy Living Centres will implement new and innovative social […]

Five reasons to say hello to Elemental Software at King’s Fund #socialprescribing on 18th May 2017

Are you responsible for social prescribing in your area? If so, we would love to discuss how we can help you create more meaningful connections in your community. Whether you are a commissioner, link worker, programme manager or someone who wants to see social prescriptions made available to more people, we would like to meet […]

Halton Clinical Commissioning Group and Elemental Software Take Baby Steps in New Partnership

There’s no doubt that with the arrival of a new baby comes added pressure on families and carers. Those tasked with the responsibility of giving a child the best start can often feel overwhelmed, socially isolated and under pressure both financially and in their personal relationships. A new and innovative programme is being launched in […]

The perfect recipe for enhanced social prescribing

The latest ingredient to our tech for good team has been added in the form of Denise McConnell-Dillon, who with over 15 years experience in community development, mental health, training and project management in the community and voluntary sector sector, brings Team Elemental to an equal balance of community health experts and techies. The perfect […]

Elemental and Do-Well launch new partnership to tackle growing health inequalities through social prescribing

An innovative new partnership has been formed to bridge the gap between healthcare and the housing, local authority and community sectors and improve the wider health and wellbeing of people and communities through social prescribing. North West based leadership and organisational success business, Do-Well Ltd, and social prescription software company, Elemental, have joined together to […]

Tech entrepreneur and angel investor, Mary McKenna joins Elemental

As we reach an Elemental milestone, we are delighted to feature the newest member of our team, tech entrepreneur and angel investor, Mary McKenna as she makes the announcement that she has joined Team Elemental. It is with great pleasure and delight that I’m able to announce today that I’ve formally joined Northern Irish tech […]

Enhanced Social Prescribing – a game changer for diabetes prevention?

As we implement the social prescribing model of care in the United Arab Emirates, we have invited Dr Marcello Bertotti to give his expert opinion on the transformation that social prescribing can bring to diabetes prevention in the region. Dr Marcello Bertotti Institute for Health and Human Development (IHHD), University of East London Some of […]

What we learned from patients about lifestyle change in Dubai

According to the World Health Organisation, 63 per cent of deaths annually are due to noncontagious diseases resulting from lack of active lifestyle, bad diet, smoking, or alcohol. An estimated one in five people in the UAE — 19 per cent of the population — is estimated to have the diabetes. Predictions are being made […]

Preparing students for the business world

New technologies are bringing a reduction for demand in jobs such as in construction and driving, with the introduction of self driving cars and 3-D printers being used to build homes. It’s not all bad news though, as 10 year ago many jobs we see now just didn’t exist, including app developers and data scientists. […]

Working Better Together to D!risk Dubai of Diabetes

A Dubai and Irish digital health company, is launching D!risk, a suite of proven solutions to help individuals at diabetic risk avoid becoming diabetic. Co-Founders Jennifer Neff (based in UAE) and Leeann Monk (based in Ireland) have seen first-hand how fragmented diabetes prevention has been delivered, despite the goodwill and good intention of those involved. […]

Company of the Year Runner Up in Propel Awards 2016

Elemental Software is delighted to have been awarded Company of the Year Runner Up at the Propel Awards in Belfast on Thursday 4th November. The best of Northern Ireland’s entrepreneurs in 2016 were twinned with NI’s leading industry experts to validate markets, plan ahead, grow into new markets, meet potential investors and pitch with confidence. […]

Winners of INVENT 2016 Enterprise Software Category!

It was always an ambition of ours to apply for INVENT, never mind be chosen to win the Enterprise Software Category, however we felt we weren’t ready until 2016. We knew it was going to be tough- over 100 businesses applied to be part of a 6 month journey of pitches, proposals, business plans, mentoring […]

HSJ Patient Award Winner, Andy Lavender Joins Team Elemental

We’re delighted to introduce Andy Lavender, as the Activated Patient Advisor to Elemental Software. Andy is supporting us in strengthening the Diabetes Prevention and Management element of our social prescribing software, as well as helping to ensure that we do our utmost to activate patients and improve patient care. Andy is one of HSJ Top […]

Elemental Pitch as Finalists at INVENT and EIT Health this Week

North West based company, Elemental Software, will pitch this week as a finalist in not only one, but two innovation competitions. Having been selected from over 100 applicants, Leeann Monk and Jennifer Neff are the only Derry based company pitching alongside 11 other start ups in INVENT 2016, a competition to find inventions with the […]

Taking Social Prescribing to the next level – It’s Elemental

Innovative new software is being launched which will support the delivery and measurement of the social prescribing model of care at the Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester. Elemental’s Social Prescription Software fundamentally enhances how stakeholders in community health improvement interact to reduce the risk and progression of chronic health conditions. With the cloud […]


Last year we gave up our jobs in Community Development and Regeneration to focus on developing a digital solution to enable the delivery and measurement of the Social Prescribing model of health care. After 16 months of intensive R&D we are about to unveil the result. We had seen first hand how disjointed health improvement […]

Team Elemental To Speak At Well North’s Online Enviornments And Disruptive Change Event

Elemental Chairperson, Aidan McGrath will be among the speakers at the Well North Disruptive Change event to be held on 24 June 2016 in Manchester. Hosted by The University of Manchester, the event will see practitioners from across Well North, leading experts in the UK in digital innovation/social prescribing, and those with private sector experience […]

Digital DNA Award for Elemental Software as Best Tech Innovation in the Third Sector

Our partnership with the Old Library Trust Healthy Living Centre (OLT), to reduce type 2 diabetes in the community, won an award at Digital DNA on Wednesday night. Seamas Heaney, Director of OLT was delighted with the win, saying “When we saw the opportunity to trial social prescription technology in our community, we jumped at […]

Elemental Announced as INVENT Awards 2016 Finalists

12 tech innovators have secured their places in the finals of INVENT 2016 and Elemental Software is one of them! Our social prescription technology, Elemental, was selected as a winner of the Enterprise Software category. Elemental Co-Founder Leeann pitched to a panel of esteemed judges and a packed audience assembled in W5 last night alongside […]

Elemental has Diabetes on the Run on World Health Day

World Health Day is upon us again, with this year’s theme as Beat Diabetes – which is the mantra that Team Elemental live and breathe every day. Recent figures published on 6 April 2016 show that the cost of diabetes to the UK National Health Service equates to over £25,000 being spent on diabetes every […]

New initiative puts young people in Dubai at the centre of their own health improvement

How do young people want to receive information about being healthier and happier? Would they rather hear about ways to be healthier or the consequences of not leading a healthy lifestyle? And what exactly incentivises them to be more physically active and eat less fried foods? These are questions to be asked to young people, […]

Our International Women’s Day Pledge: Reduce Women’s Health Risks

“A woman’s life course offers multiple opportunities to prevent predictable ill- health, and address predictable problems”. Professor Dame Sally C Davies, Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, 2014, The Health of the 51%: Women Elemental Software is joining the global IWD campaign and acting locally to help to enhance access to community based services […]

Elemental Showcase at Mobile World Congress 2016

Although we came to MWC this year as newbies, we were cited as ‘Ones to watch in 2020’ by 4 Years From Now (4YFN). #4yfn Winning the European Connected Health Alliance Investor Challenge meant we were amongst three technology companies pitching at 2 major MWC events. Coincidentally all three of the companies that pitched at […]

Elemental Software win Investors Challenge at Mobile Health Congress 2016

Digital Health start up Co-Founders, Leeann Monk and Jennifer Neff, will travel to Barcelona on 22nd February to present their technology, Elemental, to eHealth leaders and connect with a panel of investors and experts from across the globe. As winners of the European Connected Health Alliance Investor Challenge 2016, the female tech entrepreneurs have been […]

Top 5 Finalist in the Ro’ya Female Start up Company Award Dubai

Elemental Software (formally In Your Element) made it to final of the Ro’Ya Female Start Up Company Programme at the end of 2015 in Dubai. Jennifer Neff and Leeann Monk, and their product Elemental, were selected from 100 companies to pitch their social prescription technology concept to a panel of esteemed Ro’Ya judges, an initiative […]

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