Adur & Worthing Councils used MATS Low-code to build new applications in a matter of weeks – and now their innovation has been recognised with a national award.

Digital innovation - the award winning Social Prescribing solution from Adur and Worthing

Adur & Worthing Councils won an award celebrating digital innovation, based on their work using MATS Low-code.

The Computing award recognizes the outstanding innovation many public sector organizations have displayed over the past year – ensuring their services are providing better value to both the people they serve and the taxpayers who fund them.
Adur & Worthing Councils’ award-winning work with MATS grew from a need to meet the demands of the changing lifestyles of its residents and an aging population – while coping with significant challenges in local government funding.


Low-code solution enables Social Prescribing

After an NHS Alliance and Primary Care Foundation study estimated 27% of GP appointments could be avoided by using better technology, the councils decided to take action. Paul Brewer, Director for Digital and Resources at Adur & Worthing Councils, had been using MATS Low-code to replace legacy systems for some time, and he saw that a Low-code app could quickly streamline the process of referring patients to non-medical services.

The new ‘social prescribing’ scheme allows GPs to refer patients with underlying issues that can’t be solved with medical help to a team of Community Referrers who assess patients’ needs and put them in touch with the right local support. This allows overstretched GPs to focus on patients with complex medical conditions – saving time and money, and helping create healthier, happier communities.

The scheme is supported by a new digital solution, built by the team in weeks using MATS Low-code, which delivers:

Case management Service directory Coordination
for referred patients to match patients with appropriate services and providers appointments, reminders and communications tools to keep patients and service providers up to date

Digital visionary

Paul says the scheme is making a real difference: “We’re immensely proud to have won this award. The results from the scheme have been fantastic for us and we’re looking forward to continuing to improve the way we deliver services by implementing further Low-code innovations in the future.” Martin Scovell, CEO of MATS, said: “Adur & Worthing Councils’ vision and achievements in digital innovation is inspiring – and this success is well deserved. The scheme is an excellent example of digital innovation at work and it’s great to see MATS Low-code making a real difference in people’s lives.”

The award for the “Best Not-for-Profit Project” was won against stiff opposition from leading organizations in the UK’s 3rd Sector.

  • Cancer Research UK  – Giving Pages
  • Connect – Alliance Homes Group Website
  • Manifesto Digital – Unicef UK Website
  • Nexthink – Nexthink V6 for Barnado’s

And if you’d like to  learn more about how MATS Low-code helped Adur & Worthing reduce the pressure on local medical services, get the full story here.

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