On Thursday the 6th of April, Wera Hobhouse, Member of Parliament for Bath, visited Mayden, a leading health tech solutions company.
The visit aimed to explore digital solutions for mental health treatment and to address the growing concern of digital poverty in the community.
Hobhouse engaged in discussions with Mayden representatives about the potential of digital services to help address NHS waiting times and provide more accessible mental health care. The Bath-based Mayden’s software is currently used by 200 services, including 100 NHS organisations.
As part of the ongoing effort to make health services more accessible, they discussed how citizens can access and understand their own health information, including via the NHS app and patient portals.
Alongside local leaders from across the city, both parties also addressed the issue of digital poverty, emphasising the importance of industry and charity partners working together to reduce the digital divide in Bath. Hobhouse plans to attend the Bath Digital Festival in July to further discuss digital poverty and its impact on the community.
Wera Hobhouse, Member of Parliament for Bath, commented:
“My visit to Mayden was a powerful eye-opener, revealing the immense potential of digital solutions in revolutionising our healthcare system. In the face of poor government planning and staffing shortages, the NHS has been grappling with an escalating waiting-times crisis. It’s high time we ensure that everyone has access to prompt health care and digital resources, irrespective of their background. Mayden is at the forefront of making this a reality for the Bath community.”
Fiona Dawson, Director at Mayden, commented:
“With the local area known as ‘Silicon Gorge’ and as a tech company that is proud to be purpose-led and industry leaders, Mayden is keen to support the local community in addressing digital poverty. Ultimately I believe that the digital divide in Bath is wholly addressable if we come together as a community.”
Chris May, Founding Director of Mayden, commented:
“We were so delighted to welcome Wera to our offices to hear about the work we are doing. We are experts in technology that have chosen to apply our skills to help healthcare services because we can see the benefits it brings to clinicians and patients. But we want to have a positive impact in everything that we do. That is why we are so keen to support local Bath initiatives that help our community.”
Mayden specialises in creating technology and digital solutions for mental health services, as well as physical health services across the UK and abroad. our digital care record, iaptus is the leading clinical software for psychological therapies in the UK, used in over 200 services and has around 40,000 users.