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Near Me Evaluation Report and Summary 23 July 2020

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Summary Report (this is the Executive Summary of the Full Report):


A digital embrace to blunt the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic Schwamm L.H., Erskine E. and Licurse A., npj Digital Medicine 2020;3: 64

BMJ Opinion – Are we employing the most efficient learning tools to help today’s clinicians and organisations combat covid-19? 10.07.2020

Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 25 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1182 Includes useful infographic.

COVID-19 Narratives by Dr David Nabarro, Strategic Director of 4SD, Special Envoy to the World Health Organization Director-General on COVID-19 and Co-Director of the Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation at the Imperial College London

COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Review: Exit through the App Store?​ A rapid evidence review of the technical considerations and societal implications of using technology to transition from the COVID-19 crisis was undertaken with a view to supporting the Government and the NHS.

Digital Service Transformation Mapping Report

Editorial. JMIR Mental Health Vol 7 No 3 (2020) March Digital Mental Health and COVID-19: Using Technology Today to Accelerate the Curve on Access and Quality Tomorrow

Editorial – The Lancet Digital Health  Reflecting on a future ready for digital health

European Innovation Platform on Active & Health Ageing @EIP_AHA Newsletter Special Focus on the European response to COVID-19

Evaluation of the Attend Anywhere / Near Me video consulting service in Scotland, 2019-20. This research was conducted pre-COVID-19.

Global Examples of COVID-19 Surveillance Technologies : Flash Report
Rimpiläinen, Sanna, Thomas, Jennifer, Morrison, Ciarán (2020) Global Examples of COVID-19 Surveillance Technologies: Flash Report. 

Guidance from the Clinical Professional Advice Group on Care Homes

Guidance on the introduction and use of video consultations during COVID-19: important lessons from qualitative research Wherton J. et al., BMJ Leader


Inclusion crucial for a digital-first health service 20.04.2020 Helen Milner, Health Service Journal

Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures EU Commission

Los Angeles Times Op-Ed: As a doctor, I use telemedicine. With the coronavirus threat, it could revolutionize healthcare

Near Me: 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.

OECD Editorial After the lockdown, a tightrope walk toward recovery

People, Power and Technology: The 2020 Digital Attitudes Report Published by Doteveryone

Publication of Regional Care Homes Variation and Analysis

Role of Telehealth in the Management of COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Previous SARS, MERS, and Ebola Outbreaks Sareh Keshvardoost, Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy, and Farhad Fatehi Telemedicine and e-Health

SPECIAL eBOOK EDITION: Dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic through digital health in Asia Pacific.

Telecare for People with Dementia:
Evaluation of Renfrewshire Project: Final Report

The ALLIANCE latest Humans Of Scotland piece – Janice shares her story of living with a long term condition and being a carer during COVID-19

The first chapter of the 2020 tech trends eBook here:

The King’s Fund – Leading through COVID-19 – resources for health and care leaders working in the NHS, social care, public health or the voluntary and independent sector.

Virtual Care: new models of caring for our patients and workforce  Lancet Digital Health 2020 Comment Online 06.05.2020

WHO COVID-19 Update on Older People

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