Roundup: Free mental health app offered to UK NHS users, Dutch startup begins research into therapy for chronic conditions and more instructions

Free mental health app available to 1 million South Yorkshire NHS users

An emotional wellness app is being offered free of charge to over 16s in South Yorkshire, UK, to help manage bad mood, reduce stress and improve sleep.

The myStrength app was commissioned by the South Yorkshire Integrated Care System (ICS) and is provided by Consultant Connect, part of the Teladoc Group

Users are asked questions to personalize their experience and recommended mindfulness and meditation programs based on evidence-based models of psychological therapy.

Jonathan Patrick, CEO, Consultant Connect, said: “South Yorkshire ICS should be applauded for this brilliant initiative, and everyone should benefit from it.”

Dutch startup starts study into digital therapy for chronic intestinal disorders

Starting up in digital healthcare Nori Health has announced the pilot phase of a clinical trial of its digital therapy program.

The study, called ADJUVANT, focuses on people with chronic bowel disease, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, who participate in a six-week coaching program through the Nori Health app.

It is being carried out in the Netherlands in collaboration with the Care Innovation Center (THINC) of the Elisabeth-TweeSteden Hospital in Tilburg and the Radboudumc hospital in Nijmegen.

Roeland Pater, founder and CEO of Nori Health: “We see a great future for value-driven care in which digital applications play an important role alongside traditional treatment.”

Healthcare Concierge Service Launched for UAE Residents

Insurance marketplace in the UAE Policybazaar.ae and GuideMeDoc have partnered to launch a ‘healthcare concierge service’.

The platform allows users to search for health insurance, make appointments with doctors, and liaise with hospitals and clinics about procedures.

Neeraj Gupta, CEO Policybazaar.ae said: “We are confident that our relationship will drive innovation and high-quality customer experience, ensuring that customers receive seamless high-quality healthcare services exactly when they need them, without any hassle.”

dr. Gulshan Vijayshankar, co-founder of GuideMeDoc, said: “Our team of experienced healthcare professionals will bring a personal touch to develop a strategic relationship that will take digital health services one step further in the UAE.”

Regional UK LIMS contract awarded to Citadel Health

A contract for the implementation of a new laboratory information management system

(LIMS) in the NHS Pathology Services in Lancashire and South Cumbria has been awarded to: Citadel Health

The Evolution vLab LIMS will replace the four standalone systems currently in use at eight hospital sites, reducing costs and providing a common platform connecting all labs.

Professor Anthony Rowbottom, Clinical Director, Lancashire & South Cumbria Pathology Service said: “This really takes us to the next level of technological advancement and supports our future ambitions for the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence. It will also support the transition we planning for near-patient testing and future wearable technology.”

Join Social Care reaches 100,000 candidates on platform, 12% market share

Digital recruitment platform healthcare sector Join social care announced that it has reached 100,000 candidates on its site.

Join Social Care reports that nearly 60% of the candidate audience is new to the industry, indicating how it positively impacts the industry’s delivery challenge.

Martin Warnes, director of Join Social Care, said: “When we launched Join Social Care at the height of the pandemic, the industry was crying out for talented and dedicated people to do critical, rewarding work. Over the past two years, the need for informal carers has continued to grow and we are delighted that our innovative approach and technology are attracting young and experienced talent to the sector.”

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