Evaluation of Doncaster Social Prescribing Service: understanding outcomes and impact
'Evaluation of Doncaster Social Prescribing Service: understanding outcomes and impact' (Dec 2016)
All stakeholders in the Social Prescribing Service viewed it as a positive addition to health and social care service provision in Doncaster. It was particularly valued for the personal and flexible way it provided support to clients and a number of stakeholders highlighted the importance of the one-to-one contact with clients in their homes as vital first step in establishing people's trust and confidence. Clinicians emphasised the importance of supporting patients with non-medical needs that are impacting on their health and felt the Service model could be embedded more broadly across health and social care. Patients themselves generally felt better supported and more confident about managing their health, and more aware of the range of services and support that could be accessed in the voluntary and community sector.