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.
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has introduced virtual reality as part of the treatments it offers patients suffering from various phobias.
The trust will implement the SystmOne mental health module in 2020, allowing it to benefit from a single EPR across the majority of its services.
In a survey of 994 GPs, 31% said they recommend patients use NHS approved apps to manage poor mental health if they’re facing delays for NHS treatment.
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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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.
New digital therapy programmes have been developed through a partnership between Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and SilverCloud Health.