Gloucestershire clinical commissioning groups social prescribing service: Evaluation report
'Gloucestershire clinical commissioning groups social prescribing service: Evaluation report' (Nov 2016)
Looking at the 12 month modelled savings to the health service we see in Gloucestershire there is a return on investment of 43p for every £1 spent on the social prescribing service. Additional modelling reflecting other studies suggests that the cost of recouping the investment for health services is likely to take at least two and half years. However this may be an underestimate because not all impacts have been documented by the service and valorised (e.g. outpatient referrals, elective surgery rates, prescription rates).