Macmillan Cancer Support has teamed up with Big Health to offer cancer patients free access to apps that support mental health.
An app which uses cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to help people overcome insomnia has received recommendation from the NICE.
People across all 14 NHS Scotland Health Board areas will have instant access to Big Health’s digital therapeutics for anxiety and insomnia.
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Older patients are being overlooked by healthcare professionals who are failing to recommend health apps which may have a significant impact on health.
The app is available on the NHS in the capital after being selected as a partner by the Good Thinking Service which aims to improve Londoner’s well-being.
The app will be rolled out initially in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire later this month before being introduced in other areas in early 2019.
Seventeen ‘healthcare pioneers’ have been chosen by NHS England to receive national support to roll out their technologies across England.