NHS Bedfordshire Talking Therapies SMS Programme

This is a fully funded NHS Bedfordshire Talking Therapies initiative using text messaging technology in order to provide patients with the latest information and guidance on mental health.

To participate in the Bedfordshire Talking Therapies SMS Programme, please click on the ‘Register now’ button below to access the online consent form.

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Why should I get my practice involved?

As healthcare professionals, we join the NHS with a shared goal to advance healthcare as we know it and make positive change happen for others. 

Registering your practice ensures your patients are provided with the opportunity to participate in the programme, ultimately leading to better health outcomes.

It's simple and easy to support:

Step 1: Register your practice.

Step 2: Have 5-minute set-up call.

Step 3: We do the rest.

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Bedfordshire Talking Therapies SMS Programme

  • iPLATO Healthcare will be sending text messages to consenting patients registered at practices across the across the Bedfordshire area.
  • The text messages will invite people to access the Bedfordshire Talking Therapies Service.
  • This SMS Programme will be in addition to any existing programmes. Please note that, upon sign up, no further interaction will be required by GP Practices.

Data Processing and Data Sharing Summary

  1. iPLATO will facilitate the ongoing extraction of client demographic data via the practice clinical system phonebook, for which the data will be minimised as far as possible.
  2. All data is processed within the HSCN network.
  3. Only patients who have consented to receive SMS will be contacted.
  4. iPLATO Healthcare acts as a data processor for this service.