Date of prep: December 2020
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The NHS Near Me video consulting platform (powered by Attend Anywhere) is now being made available to all GP practices in Scotland.
Video consulting is a tool that can be used to reduce exposure to coronavirus Covid-19 for both patients and clinicians. It can be used to reduce exposure to coronavirus by enabling both patients and clinicians to consult while in isolation.
It can also increase GP practice resilience by protecting the workforce and enabling support to be provided from different geographical locations. Scenarios, where video consulting may be beneficial in primary care, include:
Caroline Lamb, the Scottish Government’s Director for Digital Reform and Service Engagement and SRO for Near Me, has today written to NHS Chief Executives confirming the intention to support the rapid acceleration of Near Me, and has asked for the identification of a senior lead within the Board by this Monday to ensure coordination.
Use of Near Me Video Consulting in GP Practices has been developed by the Near Me team and the Scottish Government to enable the rollout of Near Me Video Consulting as a matter of urgency to support the provision of clinical care to patients affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
You can read the full communication below:
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