NHS medical director Professor Stephen Powis warned that paid-for promotion of products including diet pills, detox teas and appetite-suppressant sweets on social media sites, could have a damaging impact on physical and mental health. Leading him to call on social media companies to protect young and vulnerable users by banning irresponsible and unsafe celebrity endorsements.
New guidance from NHS England has been drafted to encourage doctors to place mental health therapists in practice surgeries, to bring mental and physical health services “under one roof”. These therapists will be integrated into primary care teams and focus on common mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, “particularly where this occurs in
New scheme being tested by the NHS that considers the mental health of patients with long-term conditions has recently been hailed a success, for having reduced related hospital admissions by some 75%. It was noted that those with a physical health condition are more likely than the rest of the population to experience mental ill
On Mental Health Day, Scotland revealed that it will boost spending on mental health services by £500,000. This will top the current fund of £1.12 million currently given to NHS 24 for the provision of looking after the nation’s mental health. This increase will go to ensuring that NHS 24, Scotland’s health information and self-care
Digital tech companies can now compete for a share of £400,000 on offer from NHS England to help progress uptake of their products designed to improve mental health. The NHS England funded Digital Development Lab – run by mHabitat in partnership with MindTech and Social Spider – will provide six to eight innovators the chance