New social prescribing community directory launched

In response to the growing interest in the role of social prescribing in health and social care, PDH have recently launched an addition to the priority suite of digital products.


“Social Prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services”

(The Kings Fund). But the tool has a wider use.


priority.sp connects people using geo-location technology to a range of non-clinical services from volunteering opportunities and physical activity classes, to debt advice and employment services. There are many models for social prescribing and priority.sp can be tailored to any setting from an integrated lifestyle service to a local authority helping new residents find the support and services they need if they are new to an area.

Connecting people and communities, priority.sp can help combat social isolation, support social prescribing, promote community services and support the health and wellbeing of residents.  Information is drawn from data from a range of sources and uses real-time geolocation technology to ensure accuracy.  PDH work with communities to ensure data is kept up to date and relevant.

priority.sp  is available throughout the UK and can be integrated seamlessly into and