NHS Mental Health Apps Library to increase access to psychological therapies and help to improve mental health outcomes

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NHS England has launched a ground breaking initiative to help treat depression and anxiety and improve access to psychological therapies by unveiling the first ever directory of NHS-endorsed digital mental health services.

The Mental Health Apps Library will feature online tools, resources and apps that have a proven track record of effectiveness in improving mental health outcomes.

It will be accessible through the NHS Choices platform, a website which gathers over 40 million visits per month, 9.7 million of which are to pages on depression; 6 million per month to stress and 9.4 million to anxiety.

Commission to improve urgent care for older people launched

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An independent commission to drive improvements in urgent and emergency care for older people in and outside of hospitals was launched by the NHS Confederation yesterday.

The Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People aims to find workable and patient-centred solutions to address the challenges of caring for the frail elderly across the country.