STRATA HEALTH WILL WORK WITH PARTNERS TO DEVELOP A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT FOR A SINGLE-POINT-OF-ACCESS FOR USE IN SOCIAL PRESCRIBING FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.
(November 2021) Strata Health is pleased to announce a new partnership with NHS Western Isles and mPower to utilise Strata technology in the development of a proof-of-concept for a Single Point of Access (SPoA) that can be used in social prescribing for mental health and well-being.
The Scottish Government Mental Health Strategy and its Good Mental Health for All initiative place significant emphasis on the potential of social prescribing to improve population health and outcomes. Social prescribing enables Community Navigators, Link Workers, GPs, nurses, social care, housing, ambulance services, families and other health and social care providers to refer patients to non-clinical services that holistically support their health and well-being. Social prescribing includes a range of third sector voluntary and digital resources and services, such as digital Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, companionship, arts therapy, gardening, healthy eating advice and group sports.
Providing a single point of access for mental health and social prescribing to both third sector organisations and digital social prescribing programmes enables a health-promoting and preventative approach which will improve responses to common health problems and support integration of community, in-patient and crisis mental health.
The team at Strata Health is incredibly excited to be working on this critical proof-of-concept partnership, which has enormous potential to improve social prescribing processes and outcomes. We look forward to continuing to work with an innovative health, social and community team to advance access to services for local people in the Western Isles.
About Strata Health
With over 20 years of experience in the health technology sector, Strata Health is the leading provider of intelligent, digital tools for resource allocation, patient transitions, and patient flow innovation across the care continuum. Strata Health supports healthcare clients on three continents, helping over 12 million patients worldwide get the care they need faster. Strata’s software solutions improve the healthcare experience for patients, clinicians, and health jurisdictions worldwide.
For more information, visit www.stratahealth.com
mPower is a five-year project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The project is creating a cross-border service for older people (age 65+) living with long-term conditions across the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. mPower works with communities to enable people to take the steps needed to live well, safely and independently in their own homes by self-managing their own health and care in the community.
For more information, visit www.mpowerhealth.eu
About NHS Western Isles
NHS Western Isles (also known as Western Isles Health Board) is the organisation responsible for providing healthcare to the population of the Western Isles, which is made up of approximately 26,500 people. It is our responsibility to make sure that our services deliver high quality care that is safe, person-centred and effective.
For more information, visit www.wihb.scot.nhs.uk