Guidance Notes (Generic)

The Guidance Notes (Generic) resources are a product of the Near Me programme area.

By Ken.Monaghan, Tue, 21/09/2021

This guidance summarises the consent required to take part in a video consultation for adults with incapacity. It includes information on assessment of capacity to consent and best practice.

By Ken.Monaghan, Tue, 21/09/2021

This guidance summarises the consent required to take part in a video consultation. It includes information on types of consent, the consent process, who is responsible for obtaining consent and how to obtain consent.

By TEC Team, Wed, 28/07/2021

Practice Administrative Staff are key to offering patients the choice of a Near Me video appointment when they contact the practice. This guide will help you with the practical elements of enabling Near Me video appointments.

By TEC Team, Sun, 13/06/2021

This document is intended for GP out of hours settings in NHS Scotland.

Near Me video consulting can be used to enable patients to consult remotely with clinicians.

By TEC Team, Sat, 12/06/2021

Improving the use of Near Me video consulting in GP practices. This document is intended for GP practices in NHS Scotland.

By TEC Team, Fri, 11/06/2021

This document is intended for Near Me implementation teams in NHS boards/HSCPs.

Near Me video consulting (powered by Attend Anywhere) can be used to reduce exposure to coronavirus by enabling both patients and clinicians to consult while in isolation. It can also increase organisational resilience by protecting the workforce and enabling support to be provided from different geographical locations.

Scenarios where video consulting may be beneficial include:

By TEC Team, Thu, 10/06/2021

This document is intended for NHS Scotland hospital outpatient services.

Near Me video consulting can be used to reduce exposure to coronavirus by enabling both patients and clinicians to consult while in isolation. It can also be used to reduce footfall in outpatient departments, protect the clinical workforce through reduced exposure to risk of infection, and increase resilience by enabling clinical support to be provided from different geographical locations.

By TEC Team, Sun, 06/06/2021

This document has been produced to support the introduction of Near Me video calling to services and processes in the Social Housing workspace. It is intended for use by Service Leads, supporting administration, and IT. It is not intended for end users of the platform.

By TEC Team, Fri, 04/06/2021

This document is intended for NHS Scotland hospital wards. 

Near Me video consulting (powered by Attend Anywhere) can be used to reduce exposure to coronavirus by enabling both patients and clinicians to consult while in isolation. It can also be used to reduce to protect the clinical workforce through reduced exposure to risk of infection, and increase resilience by enabling clinical support to be provided from different geographical locations.

Scenarios where video consulting may be beneficial in wards include:

By TEC Team, Fri, 04/06/2021

This document is intended for ICU units in NHS Scotland. 

Video communication can be used in ICUs in two ways:

  • To enable patients’ next of kin to link with patients/staff
  • To enable clinicians to work remotely – both to reduce infection risk for clinicians, and to add resilience to services by enabling provision of specialist support to multiple locations

This document considers use of video communication for the next of kin (NOK) of patients in ICU settings during the coronavirus pandemic when there are restrictions on visiting.