Evaluation of the Rotherham Social Prescribing Service for Long Term Conditions

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Damm C, Dayson C

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Sheffield Hallam University

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This report focuses on the ‘Long-Term Conditions’ component of the Rotherham Social Prescribing Service (RSPS) which is commissioned by NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as part of GP-led Integrated Case Management. The service aims to increase the capacity of GPs to meet the non-clinical needs of patients with complex long-term conditions (LTCs) who are the most intensive users of primary care resources.

This report provides an in-depth review of data for the Long-Term Conditions (LTC) component of RSPS for the two-year period April 2016-March 2018. The data presented covers:
An overview of patient referrals in and out of RSPS, covering features such as age, gender, ethnicity and the most common types of services and activities patients have been referred to.
Analysis of wellbeing outcomes, drawing on data from a wellbeing outcome measurement tool that covers eight different components of personal wellbeing relevant to patients with LTCs.
Analysis of NHS secondary care Service User Statistics (SUS), exploring LTC patients’ unplanned hospital admissions and accident and emergency attendances in the 12 months prior to and following their engagement with the social prescribing service.

Evidence Type: Case Study

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Primary Care

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Dayson, C. and Damm, C. (2020). Evaluation of the Rotherham Social Prescribing Service for Long Term Conditions. Sheffield: CRSER, Sheffield Hallam University.