Charity launches digital hub to support healthcare workers during Covid
Health Workers’ Foundation (HWF) has launched Healthchain, a hub that connects frontline workers and NHS staff to services provided by the charity.
Three mental health trusts deploy electronic records from TPP
The EPR aims to enables secure sharing of data that allows for more comprehensive, consistent and well-informed patient care, TPP said in a statement.
Special Report: Mental Health
With unnecessary human contact being strongly discouraged, Claire Read investigates whether care which is entirely centred on conversation can still be provided in the midst of a global pandemic.
Greater Manchester Mental Health trust launches validated apps library
The trust is the first in the UK to launched a dedicated library of reviewed mental health apps for patients with anxiety or depression.
Extra funding needed to support digital mental health services, report finds
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.
Industry news in brief
This month’s industry round-up features news an NHS Digital director has been nominated for a British ex-Forces in Business Award.
Superdrug partners with My Online Therapy for mental health services
It comes as a survey revealed 65% of Superdrug customers were concerned about their mental health during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Sussex Partnership leads the way in Attend Anywhere digital appointments
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.
App provides on-the-spot mental health crisis support
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.
Getting mental health care right as Covid-19 forces us to go digital
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.