Health Unlocked

Innovation Type: Patient Self-management


Innovation Origin: NHS Innovator Accelerator (NIA)

Digital social prescribing tool that signposts online and local offline support to improve population self-management

HealthUnlocked is the wold's largest social network for health covering more than 120 health conditions, over 700,000 members and 5,000,000 users every month. The network is built on 250 partnerships with UK health charities who administer online peer support and help users navigate patient services. The platform matches people with people, people with organisations and people with useful non-statutory services.

HealthUnlocked provides an easy to implement digital social prescription tool allowing professionals to signpost people with chronic conditions and specific health needs to quality self-care services based on a person's location, CCG and condition. The tool can be a self-service tool for patients, integrated into local websites and also integrates directly into EMIS.

Services signposted are:

  • NHS and social care services
  • Charities and voluntary section
  • World-class online peer support communities on

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