Date of prep: December 2020
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An evaluation of the NHS Attend Anywhere software has been published. The report presents the findings of an external evaluation of the Attend Anywhere and Near Me video consultations service used across health and care services in Scotland. The report outline benefits, challenges and recommendations for future development for the initiative.
The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the roll-out of Attend Anywhere as patients and clinicians seek new ways to interact in light of social distancing requirements across Scotland.
A summary of the key benefits of Attend Anywhere is outlined in the report. They are as follows:
In 2019, almost 7000 consultations were conducted via Attend Anywhere across approximately 35 different clinical specialities involving 180 clinical departments and 64 GP services; 91% of this activity was in secondary (i.e. hospital care).
Attend Anywhere has also been used by a number of third sector organisations to provide advice, support, counselling and palliative care to service users.
The report makes a number of key recommendations. They are as follows:
A further phase of the evaluation has been commissioned to explore the rapid scale-up of Attend Anywhere in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This report is being shared under the Open Government Copyright licence.
Pharmacy in Practice is a UK pharmacy publication with its roots in Scotland.