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If you want to see someone immediately, perhaps moving up from a telephone consultation, you can use the Consult Now feature. If Consult Now is turned on for the waiting area, you will see a separate tab.Ā  From here you can invite a caller to join you, this sends a link via email or text to the caller.Ā  With just a few clicks they are brought directly into the video call with you bypassing the normal waiting 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.

As part of Scotlandā€™s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of the Near Me video system to access appointments for health and social care was rapidly scaled up at the outbreak of the pandemic. Now, a report by experts from Oxford University has concluded that using the technology has helped to reduce the risk of infection and allowed for continued service provision.

Social Work update

In February 2021, a joint programme between the Scottish Governmentā€™s Office of the Chief Social Work Advisors and the Near Me team within Technology Enabled Care, Digital Health and Care Directorate, was established to support the rollout of the Near Me video calling platform to deliver care reviews to care home residents.

By TEC Team, Fri, 04/06/2021

This document is intended for trainers andĀ trainees using Near Me as part of theirĀ placement.Ā Its purpose is to support trainees in all clinical settings to participate in placements and remote clinical consultations using Near Me. It supports practitioners to provide a high-quality practice learning environment and experience for trainees undertaking these activities.

By TEC Team, Fri, 04/06/2021

This document is intended for Near MeĀ implementation teams in social services.
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