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, Dr Maassarani & Partners seek to support people’s needs in a holistic way through social prescribing.
Using Elemental’s social prescribing platform, GPs within the surgery will now be able to instantly connect individuals into non-clinical sources of support to enhance their health and wellbeing, such as employment initiatives, debt advice and nutrition programmes via the Towerhill Community Centre social prescribing programme.
In partnership with Big Help Project and Knowsley Foodbank, the aim of the Towerhill Community Centre social prescribing programme is to significantly reduce pressure on GP services by supporting individuals to take greater control of their own health and well-being.
Great two days spent with @CareMerseyside and the @MaassaraniGroup activating GP’s through @EMISHealth and training link workers and providers such as @BigHelpProject on the Elemental platform. First digital referrals already underway! @Its_Elemental pic.twitter.com/btzFJfUYFL— Clare Cooper (@clare_elemental) July 17, 2018
Connecting processes through connected software
Using The Elemental Social Prescription Connector, which is managed from within the EMIS Web system, clinicians can make, monitor and measure the impact of social prescribing referrals, reducing administration pressures and boosting staff capacity.
With the ability to track cohorts and monitor the progress of social prescribing referrals, Dr Maassarani and Partners can provide enhanced support to further assist an individual in their path to self-actualizing activities such as mindfulness and stress management.
Cathy Connolly, Community Programme Lead, Care Merseyside said “Every single function that Elemental entails makes the effectiveness and efficiency of our project more robust and professional. We are so excited to pilot it throughout the borough and we could not have had better support and professional advice.”
Jennifer Neff, Elemental Co-Founder added “With the recent focus on the benefits of social prescribing, GPs are using social prescribing as a means to help patients to engage in activities that can help to transform their health and wellbeing. We’re delighted to be partnered with Knowsley CCG, leading the way through the use of innovative social prescribing technology.”