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The trust is the first in the UK to launched a dedicated library of reviewed mental health apps for patients with anxiety or depression.
The £2.3 billion for mental health funding announced in the NHS Long Term Plan is no longer enough to sustain mental health services, a report has found.
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It comes as a survey revealed 65% of Superdrug customers were concerned about their mental health during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The trust rolled out remote appointments through Attend Anywhere software on March 16 and in the first nine weeks provided more than 10,000 appointments.
A team of trained mental health professionals will offer direct video support to responders and patients in a bid to reduce unnecessary A&E attendances.
Clinicians should make use of avialable tools like online CBT, video consultations and apps as the NHS adapts to a digital-first approach, practioners said.
Oxford VR’s social engagement program helps people overcome anxious social avoidance by coaching them through a series of tasks in a virtual environment.
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Integrated care provider MCH is already in the process of implementing the Servelec Rio electronic patient record, which will go live later this year.