This document is intended for use by the Scottish Prison Service and Police Scotland.
Near Me video consulting can be used to reduce exposure to coronavirus by enabling remote health and social care consultations.
Scenarios where video consulting may be beneficial in custodial settings (prisons and police custody centres) include:
- To enable people in custody to attend appointments remotely, to reduce their potential exposure to coronavirus and avoid travel outwith custodial settings.
- To enable clinicians to provide services to custodial settings remotely, to reduce the infection risk for the clinician.
- To add resilience to prison and police health services by enabling services to be provided remotely.