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, enterprise and collaboration across the UK’s health and social care services, is expected to attract over 6,000 key delegates such as care leaders, commissioners, clinicians, voluntary sector partners, innovators, private-sector media.
Taking place in Manchester from 11th – 12th September, attendees will hear from a host of national speakers including NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens and Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt.
Elemental Software is a cloud based social prescribing platform that connects patients, health and social care professionals and providers of community based programmes and services.
It was developed by Co-Founders Leeann Monk-Özgül and Jennifer Neff after they experienced first hand the challenges of scaling and measuring that community based health improvement initiatives and developed the software to make it easier to enable the work of multiple community health stakeholders to support those most at risk.
The company works with healthcare providers at all levels from GPs to voluntary organisations, local authorities, housing associations and clinical commissioning groups to improve how patients and residents are referred to activities in their areas that will support their health and wellbeing and improve mental health, and enable them to track and measure their progress.
Amongst its many projects, in the North West Elemental is delivering a wide range of work including incorporating the Baby Box University to enable Halton CCG and Improving Me Vanguard to arm women with a connection to all levels of guidance and peer support for a healthy birth and aftercare. Linking Elemental social prescribing software to this means the CCG can pilot a cohort of women and families to track their development and emotional health by keeping a live connection through a ‘virtual mammy’ which will connect and track users to the vast local and regional offer alongside the Baby Box University. Elemental is set to make an announcement soon about a NW based Housing Association’s plans to use Elemental as a way to support residents in reducing their health risks.
Speaking about attending the Health and Care Innovation Expo, Elemental Software Co-Founder Leeann Monk said: “Health and Care Innovation Expo is one of the most important events on the health and care calendar for Elemental which is why we chose it as the launch pad for our social prescribing platform 12 months ago.
“Elemental Software has gone from strength to strength over the last year. We have introduced our social prescription software to the Middle East and to bring patients, healthcare professionals and providers of health and wellbeing programmes and services together to tackle chronic illnesses. It’s been a year of vast growth and we’re excited to showcase to key industry leaders.”