Digital


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Effective digital solutions are an integral part of personalisation, giving people the ability to access services and monitor their own wellbeing. For commissioners, the data provided by the workforce, gives them and health and care practitioners vital insights into the outcomes for local populations and the health inequalities that exist.

The data tells us where the most need is and what it looks like; and whether we have the capacity to meet the needs of local people.

Digital solutions should enable choice and control that in turn leads to improved wellbeing and which reduces reliance on crisis services. They can also support greater integration across services and integrated care, and support planning across health and social care.

In north east London our work on developing digital solutions aims to:

  • Enable safe and effective record capture and keeping
  • Create data foundations for reporting, communication and quality improvement
  • Provide the service user/ carer with the means to self manage and personalise care 
Social prescribing dashboard overview

Access the latest data on north east London social prescribing work

We are creating a comprehensive data bank which has benefited from input from social prescribers and commissioners to provide everyone working in social prescribing across NEL  with the latest information on referrals, patient/resident needs, support prescribed and outcomes. The aim is to help give teams a better understanding of their own work and the impact it has had. 

For more information contact nelondon.personalisedcare@nhs.net

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Proving social prescribing works

The NEL Social Prescribing Evaluation Group is led by Dr Victoria Tzortziou-Brown whose focus is research and evaluation work. The evaluation group is helping to ensure we are delivering high-quality evaluation of our work alongside creating a north east London-wide community of practice.

All social prescribing teams are invited -  if your team has not yet joined the group, please contact nelondon.personalisedcare@nhs.net

Digital support for our social prescribing teams

With the help of the Clinical Effectiveness Group, we have made templates available on EMIS Web for Link Workers to capture data from their consultations with patient/residents. The data is automatically consolidated, reducing reliance on spreadsheets and reducing administrative effort. 

For teams looking to extend digital access to service users and a wider circle of referrers, we are in the process of procuring a dedicated social prescribing digital solution that all teams across north east London will be able to use. 

To find out more, please contact nelondon.personalisedcare@nhs.net.


Updated: 11/05/2022