Sunderland, United Kingdom, January 01, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The prescription boiler scheme in Sunderland has been a success.
The scheme provided energy efficient home improvements to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, and cut the number of GP appointments by 28% and the number of outpatient appointments by 33%. (source: http://www.gentoogroup.com/news/gp-visits-reduced-after-patients-receive-energy-saving-measures-on-prescription-from-nhs/)
Commenting, Kevin Burke, spokesperson for boiler cover specialists 247 Home Rescue, said:
"It is now clear that energy efficiency can not only cut people's utility bills, but can also improve their health and reduce some of the burdens faced by the NHS.
"We anticipated that the 'boiler on prescription' scheme would be a big success, and our predictions have come true.
"Clinical commissioning groups and other healthcare organisations need to take the results of this trial seriously and consider implementing similar schemes in their own areas."
Notes for editors
247 Home Rescue is based in Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire, and operates nationwide. It provides boiler cover, appliance cover and home emergency cover. Its website address is https://www.247homerescue.co.uk and its phone number is 01254 355535.
The 'boiler on prescription' scheme is organised by Gentoo Group and Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group.