Social Prescribing in Bexley Pilot Evaluation Report
'Social Prescribing in Bexley Pilot Evaluation Report' (Jan 2017)
Data from this pilot suggest that social prescribing has a positive impact by decreasing A&E attendances (by 43%) and cost of attendance by £30.35 per client.
Findings also suggest that social prescribing could reduce the number of non- elective hospital admissions (by 60%) and consequently, the total cost of non-elective admissions to the NHS. It may also help to reduce average length of stay in hospital (by an average of 7 days per patient).
Data suggests that social prescribing may have a positive impact on the London Ambulance Service; calls reduced by 56% following the pilot.