Digital Health Innovation

Digital Health Innovation
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
Digital Health Innovation

Nov 28 2023 | 00:31:58

Episode 133 November 28, 2023 00:31:58

Show Notes

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode, Digital Health Innovation, our hosts Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Andrew Tresidder are joined by Dr. Matthew Dolman from NHS Somerset to discuss how partners across the Somerset Integrated Care System are working together to implement and promote digital health innovations like the NHS App, what BRAVE AI is, and why using data and digital technology in healthcare can prevent people from needing to be admitted to hospital and help them to experience better health and quality of life.

The SEW podcast is a free weekly show hosted by Dr. Andrew Tresidder, Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Kate Staveley. In each episode, the doctors discuss a different topic related to mental and emotional wellbeing and often invite expert guests to join them in conversation. The show is aimed at the people of Somerset and beyond; the advice and guidance provided should apply to anybody who needs it, whenever they need it.

All episodes of SEW are now available to listen to free through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Amazon Podcasts, Somerset Emotional Wellbeing or wherever you get your podcasts!

We would like to hear from you! If you would like to ask us a question or let us know what you think of the show, or if you would like to suggest guests and topics for us to cover, please get in touch with us by emailing: [email protected]

Thank you for listening, see you next time!

Please note: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the NHS or any other organisation unless expressly stated


Using Artificial Intelligence to monitor wellbeing: BRAVE AI - BRAVE AI is being used across four Primary Care Networks in Somerset. Using clever computer algorithms, it gives each patient registered at the practice a score for how complex their health needs are and uses this to highlight those who may be at risk of their wellbeing declining to the point of needing to go to hospital. This helps health professionals identify people at risk who may otherwise go under the radar, such as patients with borderline results or who rarely contact their GP.


BRAVE AI – Digital Marketplace – Brave AI is a Population Health Management (PHM) platform. Brave uses Machine Learning to integrate and rapidly analyse routinely-collected health and social care data to empower patients and clinical teams to create the most appropriate plan of action for delivery of proactive anticipatory care.


About the NHS App - The NHS App allows you to access a range of NHS services. You can download the NHS App on your phone or tablet. You can also access the same services in a web browser by logging in through the NHS website. You must be aged 13 or over to use the NHS App. You also need to be registered with a GP surgery in England or the Isle of Man. Find out more about who can use the NHS App.


Open MH - If you are an adult living in Somerset and experiencing difficulties with your mental health, we are here to help. Open Mental Health offers support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that anyone struggling with poor mental health can access the right support at the right time.

If you need to speak to someone please contact our team at Mindline Somerset any time of the day, any day of the week locally on 01823 276892 or freephone 0800 138 1692. Or email [email protected] for support


Somerset Emotional Wellbeing – Do you work or volunteer in health and care in Somerset? Whatever you are going through, the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Colleague Resilience Hub is here for you. The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing website is here to connect you with wellbeing support when you need it. Simply enter where you work, or how you are feeling on our homepage to discover and connect with local and national support options that are open to you. 

If you work or volunteer in health and care in Somerset and need to talk, you can call our dedicated, confidential Colleague Telephone Line for help with a trained professional. If you need further support after your initial conversation you can be referred for a one-off rapid access counselling session with a psychologist or counsellor. No waiting list. If you need further help we will make sure you see the right person. Call us now on 0300 124 5595 (available six days a week, from 09:00 to 17:00)

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