Social Prescribing for PCNs

Social Prescribing for PCNs

Partnering with you to form successful networks and improve health outcomes

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Primary care networks are a key part of the NHS Long-Term Plan. Based on the plan, all GP practices are required to come together in geographical networks covering a population of 30-50,000 registered patients by June 2019.  Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are required to commit recurrent funding to develop and maintain these networks.

But how is this going to happen, and how quickly will these networks form?

PCNs will build on the core services available from GP practices, offering more care closer to home in communities and supporting people with long term conditions to better manage their own health.

PCNs will strengthen and redesign health and social care by bringing together a range of health and social care professionals to work together more efficiently.

Networks will employ multi-disciplinary and integrated community-based teams, providing proactive care for people with the most complex needs. The scale and complexity of this implementation and leadership challenge should not be underestimated and leading primary care networks will need support.

The Kings Fund commented, “These changes, along with better use of digital consultations and social prescribing, are expected to improve care and outcomes.” 

So, how can Elemental help?

We'll partner with you to:

Develop a shared local plan for social prescribing

Build on existing schemes

Embed and recruit link workers

Support the VCSE sector

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Creating meaningful connections

Our focus in everything we do is on improving care and outcomes for the end user, and we understand the importance of co-production and being able to evidence meaningful change. Our experience working with CCGs, the VCSE sector and hospital trusts ensures we have sufficient insight to help you plan and achieve your goals for collaboration.

We offer a bespoke solution that’s designed to co-design and scope out exactly what is needed, what’s available and then support you through the forming of your network, delivering your collaborative programme and then reporting on its success.

With you every step of the way

We’re more than just a tech company, and our solution is more than just software, that’s why our experts in collaboration become an extension of your team at the scoping stage of your project to define a strategy, and we’ll be right there with you, from implementation, through to delivery and beyond.

We don’t re-invent the wheel, we build and work with what’s already there, highlight the successes of what’s working well and through our approach to co-production, we help involve the local community and other stakeholders in designing and supporting a PCN that improves health outcomes and supports the aims of the NHS Long Term Plan.

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We’re experts in collaboration and we pride ourselves in the fact that we’ve got first- hand experience in community development, collaboration and co-production.

We understand that the wider determinants of health such as housing, deprivation, and poor education are challenges that communities face in reducing health inequalities, so we know what support is needed.

Extensive experience in connecting cross-sectoral organisations, means we're experts in identifying common assets and understanding proactive pathways from primary care into community services.

Elemental is founded against a background steeped in community development and the expertise to understand how to collaborate within mutli-disciplinary teams.

We’re experienced in designing bundles of support dedicated to specific needs e.g. mental health, long term illness, isolation etc

WHY OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE SOCIAL PRESCRIBING

Clapham Park Group Practice

“Social prescribing should be available for all GPs to offer their patients. One barrier to universal cover has been the lack of a quality platform for referring, recording and signposting patients, so we’re delighted to be piloting Elemental Software for our partnership with AgeUK.”

- Clapham Park Group Practice GP & Clinical Champion for the RCGP Clinical Priorities Programme, Clapham Park Group Practice

We can help

We know that every social prescribing programme for health organisations is different as it responds to the needs of each unique community and some communities are at different stages in their social prescribing journeys.

Depending upon where you are with your social prescribing project, we can help you;

Map what is already happening across your community

Identify the assets available in your community and what’s missing

Deliver on your ambitions to deliver on The Five Year Forward View

Access and apply for partnership opportunities

Identify what gaps exist i.e. training, partnerships etc

Overcome challenges or barriers for social prescribing in health services

Understand and outline potential opportunities and benefits

Help develop your vision and strategy – where you want to be and how you are going to do this

Determine the best way to roll out implement social prescribing for health care services in your area

More than just a platform

Our team has helped over 100 organisations shape and deliver their approach to social prescribing across England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Middle East and soon to be Finland.

We were selected to help the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, develop his vision for social prescribing in London. 

Some of the team who will be supporting you in your quest to mainstream social prescribing are listed below:

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Jennifer Neff

Co CEO

Jennifer has over 17 year’s experience in extensive engagement and consultation with vibrant and diverse stakeholder groups drawn. Her work has informed strategies for renewal – economic, physical and social, building stronger and more vibrant communities.

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Leeann Monk

Co CEO

Leeann has over 15 years experience in community development & health, engaging and activating the hardly reached across areas of disadvantage in particular families, older people at risk of isolation, carers and children at risk of or suffering from obesity.

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Clare Cooper

Project Manager

Clare has held a number of roles in community health improvement aiming to reduce health inequalities and improve the health and well-being of the community.

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Denise Dillon

Head of Projects

Over 16 years experience working within the community and voluntary sector, working in community development, mental health, training and project management working with some of the most marginalised communities in Northern Ireland.

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Phil Veasey

Community Partner

Phil has a strong background in scaling high impact, sustainable strategies and programmes in local communities including ‘Sportivate’ – a major Olympic Legacy Programme and The National Mini Tennis Programme, now the way children are introduced to the sport globally.

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