Scotland’s largest health board has launched a new app designed to help mental health practitioners and students.
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, in partnership with NHS colleagues across Scotland, launched the MyPsych app that gives staff and students quick access to essential information to improve patient support.
App toolkits cover medicines guidance for prescribers, support for researchers and key information for medical students on psychiatry placement.
Available to download from Google Play and Apple, users can add their own personal notes to the section of information and pin their most-used pieces of information for speedy access.
The health board has said it hopes the app will save busy practitioners time by providing essential information at their fingertips.
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde says: ‘The app, as a source of quality-assured information, will contribute to their work to improve patient outcomes and experience. For medical students, we hope the app enhances their psychiatry placement experience and encourages them to choose psychiatry as their career.
‘The app is supported by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland who are currently running a ‘choose psychiatry’ campaign.’