Video Enabled Health and Care

Vision for Near Me (May 2020)

This document describes the vision for how Near Me video consulting will be used in health and care services in Scotland. It is designed to inform plans within local organisations, and is endorsed by the Cabinet Secretary and Scottish Government.

Near Me

Benefits of Using Near Me

The Scottish Mental Health Service for Deaf People (SMHSDP) supports people who are deaf and require mental health support. The service supports people who communicate using methods such as British Sign Language (BSL), lip reading, or by using deafblind manual.

In this case study, the SMHSDP share their success in installing and using Near Me to support people who access their service during the Covid 19 pandemic .


Here are some short film clips where clinicians explain how they have been using Near Me and some of the benefits

Dr Rob Waller Consultant Psychiatrist and Digital Mental Health Lead NHS Lothian
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Dr Paul Baughan GP in Dollar NHS Forth Valley
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Dr Mark Spears Respiratory Physician NHS Forth Valley
Dr Andrew McElhinney GP in Denny NHS Forth Valley
Dr Steve Turner, Paediatrics, NHS Grampian
Katie Wilkie and Lynne Main, Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy, NHS Lothian
Rocco Bilancia, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Golden Jubilee Hospital

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