Gippsland health professionals have embraced an innovative digital platform to improve community health and wellbeing as part of Gippsland Primary Health Network’s (Gippsland PHN) Digitally Enabled Social Prescribing project.
‘Social prescribing’ works by enabling general practitioners, practice nurses and other healthcare professionals to connect people with social, therapeutic and practical support in their area. By using the online platform, Kaleidoscope, health professionals can co-design care plans with patients, supporting patients to own their health and wellbeing goals.
Interested community groups register their details in an online community directory that enables them to receive non-medical referrals complementary to existing clinical treatments by addressing a person’s social needs.
Read the full media release below:
Media release – Community connections improving health 12092022.
Caption: Pictured are Bank Place Medical Registered Nurses, Ainslie Ernst (above) and Emma Ewings (below).