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Near Me Publication – 23rd March 2021

Please see the links to our new publication on the evaluation of video consulting undertaken by Oxford University in 2020. This report presents the findings of an external evaluation of the rapid scaling-up of the Near Me video consultation service across health and care services in Scotland during 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The evaluation explores the process of scaling-up and expanding the use of Near Me within hospital and community care settings, GP services and care homes. It makes recommendations relevant to future scaling-up, spread and sustainability of video consulting services in health and care.

Evaluation of the Near Me video consulting service in Scotland during COVID-19, 2020: Main Report – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

Evaluation of the Near Me video consulting service in Scotland during COVID-19, 2020: Summary Report – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)


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Technology Enabled Care (TEC)

Technology Enabled Care is defined as “where outcomes for individuals in home or community settings are improved through the application of technology (such as Near Me) as an integral part of quality, cost effective care and support to look after more people at home”.

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