Using digital technology to design and deliver better mental health services

NHS Confederation | March 2019 | Using digital technology to design and deliver better mental health services

A new report from NHS Confederation focuses on what the UK can learn from two very different healthcare systems – Australia and the United States of America- and the way they utilise digital technology to design and deliver better mental health services (Source: NHS Confederation). 

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Using digital technology to design and deliver better mental health services 

 

Health Education England’s key achievements

Health Education England supporting the NHS – 2018/19 snapshot

This infographic sets out Health Education England’s (HEE) key achievements during the last year to grow the medical workforce; expand the number of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals; support learners and produce a bigger talent pipeline of high quality, compassionate leaders.

Achievements include:

Delivering 100% fill rates in 25 specialty training programmes, launching the only national, multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England, hitting the 1 million mark for NHS staff trained in tier one dementia awareness, recruiting 1,000 more nurses to HEE’s Return to Practice programme and recruiting 5,000 new Trainee Nursing Associates.

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HEE has also produced a booklet Health Education England supporting the NHS – 2018 snapshot which sets out a wider range of HEE achievements.

Autistic people asked for their views to help transform support

The government wants to hear from autistic people, their families and their carers about their experiences of care and support. This new call for evidence is asking people for their views on what is working and where more needs to be done to transform care and support | Department of Health and Social Care | Department for Education

Autistic people, their families and those caring for them are being asked for their views on how care and support in England can be improved.

The call for evidence is part of the cross-government review of the national autism strategy, which will be refreshed and launched later this year. The strategy will be extended to cover children as well as adults, so services work better for autistic people of all ages.

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Autistic people, family members, carers and professionals can all take part in the online survey. The government is asking people to provide their views on:

  • how autistic people feel within their local communities and whether members of the public understand their needs
  • whether autistic people, their families and carers receive the right support for all their needs at the right time
  • how much autistic people are supported to develop their skills and independence
  • where progress has been made, and where it still needs to be made
  • what the key priorities should be for the future

People now have an opportunity to express their views on what is working and where more needs to be done to transform care and support. This could include:

  • in school through support to access the curriculum
  • at hospital through timely diagnosis
  • within the community through respite care or support to enter the workplace

There will also be face-to-face sessions with groups of autistic people, including children and young people.

Full detail: Review of the National Autism Strategy ‘Think Autism’: call for evidence