One of the key points made during Network 1 was that we need to be careful not to exclude people through the use of technology. We need to ensure we keep social prescribing accessible to all but also explore the potential benefits of digital platforms in the streamlining of the social prescribing pathway.
There are several digital platforms that support social prescribing. The most advanced we are aware of is Elemental. Find out more about what they do here.
Elemental will be coming to our network meeting in September to give a demonstration of how the platform works. We will be piloting their system with several organisations in the summer of 2019. See their report on the Digital landscape here.