Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust has been officially recognised as an accredited Global Digital Exemplar by NHS England.
This week sees the retirement of Professor Joe McDonald, who has been child psychiatrist for 30 years and is regarded as one of the country’s leading CCIOs.
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Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS FT is now connected to the Health Information Exchange (HIE) which means users can access mental health data.
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.
Health Call was established in response to growing demand from patients to be able to interact with their personal care records via digital means.
At Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, there is a desire to use GDE status to support the “easyjetifying” of services. Through greater use of cloud services and Skype – as well as through private sector sponsorship – they hope to make interacting with their services as easy as booking a low-cost flight.