Support for managing mental health in the digital world

Doughty, Kevin (2018) Support for managing mental health in the digital world. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Both the NHS and adult social care budgets are under extreme pressure due to the dual effects of an ageing population, and a rapidly growing incidence of chronic diseases. The latter are due, in part, to lifestyle choices such as smoking, binge drinking, a lack of exercise, and poor diet. This has led to commissioners having to make tough choices when allocating funding for some services. Mental Healthcare remains the biggest single item in the NHS budget. However, the overall spend is little over 10% of the overall budget and must deal with a disease burden which is approaching 25% of the whole. Services are therefore poorly resourced and face falling capacity at a time of rising demand, as shown in Figure 1; the King’s Fund found that 40% of mental health trusts in England had seen their budgets cut during 2015/6.

Item Type: Report
Departments: Research Office & Graduate School (ROGS)
Additional Information: Kevin Doughty has nearly 40 years of experience in commercial, academic and technological aspects of care and support for older and disabled people. He is a Visiting Professor in Digital Transformation of Care Services at the University of Cumbria.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2019 13:15
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2019 18:05
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5126

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