Impact of COVID-19 on telepsychiatry at the service and individual patient level across two UK NHS mental health Trusts
James SW Hong, Rebecca Sheriff, Katharine Smith,Anneka Tomlinson, Fathi Saad, Tanya Smith, Tomas Engelthaler, Peter Phiri, Catherine Henshall, Roger Edem Mike Denis, Pamina Mitter, Armando D’Agostino , Giancarlo Cerveri, Simona Tomassi, Shanaya Rathod, Nick Broughton, Karl Marlowe, John Geddes, Andrea Cipriani
A project between Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Oxford and Akrivia Health. The aim is to investigate the impact of the COVID pandemic on the mental health services. We look at the sudden shift to telepsychiatry (remote consultations) and their impact on patient outcomes. Besides high impact publications and knowledge transfer, Telemachus will form the foundation for developing NHS telepsychiatry training packages. The project initially involves 2 Mental Health Trusts, with the intention of scaling the study across the whole Akrivia network.
The first stage of the project (analysis of 2 Mental Health Trusts) has been published in the journal of Evidence-Based Mental Health: https://ebmh.bmj.com/content/24/4/161.abstract