Designing Social Prescription Services to Support People with Long-Term Conditions

Barry Henderson, Karen Kirby, Adrian McCann, Deirdre McCay, Monk Leeann, Maurice Mulvenna, Jennifer Neff, Maurice O'Kane, Terry Quigley

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Abstract

This paper outlines a small study undertaken to assess user perspectives on the concept of social prescription services. Social prescribing is a mechanism linking patients in primary care with non-medical sources of support within the community. The work presented here supports the idea of patients becoming ‘active partners’ by providing health literature that is designed to suit their health literacy along with a service which introduces patients to actual programmes and services in their local area which suit their specific condition. By using innovative digital technology patient engagement is encouraged leading to greater self-care and independence in relation to long-term condition management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationENoLL Open Living Lab Days 2014 Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherEuropean Network of Living Labs
Pages158-170
ISBN (Print)978-9-082102-72-7
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2014

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    Henderson, B., Kirby, K., McCann, A., McCay, D., Leeann, M., Mulvenna, M., ... Quigley, T. (2014). Designing Social Prescription Services to Support People with Long-Term Conditions. In ENoLL Open Living Lab Days 2014 Conference Proceedings (pp. 158-170). Amsterdam: European Network of Living Labs.