Health is not limited to just medical treatment. Voluntary sector organisations can provide services that address social, emotional, and practical aspects of health and well-being, which are crucial for a patient's overall quality of life.
One Slough, in partnership with Slough Borough Council, deliver essential services to residents to help tackle poverty, social isolation and loneliness as well as providing information on how to stay healthy or where residents can access health services. Patients who are aware of these services may be more proactive in seeking support before health issues escalate.
All eligible patients will be sent a text message providing them with a brief overview of the service, and inviting them to access wellbeing services on the Slough Directory through clicking on the link, or calling the phone number listed in the message.
Why should I get my practice involved?
As healthcare professionals, we have a shared goal to advance healthcare as we know it and make positive change happen for others.
This is a fully funded initiative at no cost to your practice. There is no noticeable increase on practice workload.
Registering your practice ensures you are part of a vital programme. Working with iPLATO, SMS messages will be sent to your practice's eligible patients to make them more aware of health services.
It's simple and easy to support:
Step 1: Register your practice.
Step 2: Have a 5-minute set-up call (if required).
Step 3: Provide your patient opt-out list.
Step 4: We do the rest.