Social Prescribing and the Digital Landscape

Social Prescribing and the Digital Landscape

A Greater London Authority Commissioned Report

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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 involvement in the programme, we were commissioned to research, focus and present this report.

Social Prescribing and the Digital Landscape


Overview: This report into digital and information technology and how it can support social prescribing, forms part of the overall report for the Greater London Authority for the Mayor’s vision around social prescribing, and should be read in conjunction with that.

The report takes a detailed summary approach to:

  • Set the context for what we will cover in terms of digital and information technology
  • Examine what the digital and information technology landscape looks like across relevant sectors involved in delivering social prescribing
  • Introduce the Digital Maturity Index for social prescribing, developed by Elemental Software, to show the potential measurement of progress along the journey
  • Suggest a roadmap for digital social prescribing and digital supporting social prescribing
  • Look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats around digital and social prescribing
  • Draw on expert witness knowledge from a series of conversations with those involved in making the digital social prescribing market

‘It has been an honour and a privilege to support the Mayor of London and his vision for social prescribing across London. It’s about bringing people and places together through better partnership working and connecting people. We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the development of these reports, especially Phil Veasey and Martin Bell for their support, knowledge and expertise.” Jennifer Neff, Co-founder and Co CEO of Elemental Software

Read the full report

“We set Elemental a very complex task to engage with key stakeholders across London to look at how we can scale social prescribing to support the most disadvantaged Londoners. I have been very impressed by their diligence, knowledge and ability to work to very effectively to very short timescales. These reports are two of the key building blocks which will enable the GLA, the NHS and other key partners to develop a social prescribing vision for London.” Jill Wiltshire, Senior Policy and Programmes Officer, Healthy Communities, GLA

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VCSE Sector Engagement and Social Prescribing Report

This report, also commissioned by the GLA, looks at the role of the voluntary,community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in scaling social prescribing in London – in particular, the role of the sector in effective delivery of services, the challenges and opportunities the sector faces and the support required, as well as outlining its future role.

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