Near Me

The Scottish Government Near Me programme aims to provide the people of Scotland the choice to attend health, care and other appointments via video call where appropriate. 

By Ken.Monaghan, Thu, 16/12/2021

This document is intended principally but not exclusively for Physicians working with patients with Neurological conditions. It considers the value of Near Me Video Consulting, Video Conferencing and V-create in supporting the examination and management of patients. 

By Ken.Monaghan, Mon, 13/12/2021

Near Me Groups (beta) Release Note 

13th December 2021

The beta version of Near Me Groups is now available and Group Consultation Waiting Areas can now be created. 

Near Me is a free an on-line video appointment service for health and care. Since Covid-19 it has been used to deliver over one million appointments. An Independent Evaluation 2021 (available here) recommended ongoing, peer support and training.

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.