With an unknown backlog of patients requiring mental health services as a result of the pandemic and lockdowns, pressure on mental health services is increasing, and withstanding the rising severity and complexity of service user’s needs is getting ever harder.
Digital products and services provide opportunities to improve service access, as well as clinically monitor service users to proactively detect and predict crisis risk. The use of digitally-enabled therapy models across areas like IAPT, first episode psychosis, eating disorders, and CYP can also help to engage patients in their recovery and improve outcomes.
This award will go to a team or system that is developing or leveraging digital services to deliver better care, put service users at the centre of care services, engage the community and reduce stigma. Judges will be particularly interested in digital initiatives genuinely co-produced with staff and the communities they serve.
- All NHS organisations (including providers, partnerships and systems), General Practice and primary care organisations, as well as relevant social care partners
- Evidence must relate to a project, ongoing or completed within the 2 years up until the award entry deadline