Ian Jackson explains how teaming telecommunications tech with third-sector services could enable joined-up, personalised mental healthcare.
The neighbouring trusts went live across Children and Young People services on 28 October and in Learning Disabilities services on 4 November.
Patient-facing software is being increasingly used to support quick identification of someone who’s experiencing a downturn in their mental health. Claire Read explores whether patient-facing apps can be used to support earlier and more appropriate intervention in the event of mental ill health.
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New digital therapy programmes have been developed through a partnership between Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and SilverCloud Health.
The National Record Locator Service enables paramedics and mental health nurses find out whether a patient has a mental health crisis plan, with a view to informing their care.
The platform offers expert mental health advice and practical tips as well as a quiz which provides a personalised action plan with self-care actions.
The companies hope to identify patterns of successful therapy and support that could be used to improve the effectiveness of digital therapeutics.
AI and Analytics
Speaking at NHS Expo, Dave Austin explained how the digital ward had allowed clinicians to monitor patient data and identify signs of deterioration.
More people are turning to Google to self-diagnose their boo-boos and ailments, with Londoners proving the biggest ‘cyberchondriacs’.
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The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will offer digital therapy training as part of its curriculum, marking the first offering of its kind from a UK university.