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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

What is Near Me?

Near Me is a secure form of video consulting approved for use by the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland. It is a video consulting service that enables people to have health and social care appointments from home or wherever is convenient. All you need is a device for making video calls like a smartphone and an internet connection.

 

This short video discusses some of the benefits of using Near Me

 

 

How does Near Me work?

You will be provided with a website address and a link for the video clinic.  This information will be detailed in your appointment letter which will indicate a date and time when you should start your video call. You do not need to download an App or create an account, and you will never be asked for personal details such as passwords or pin numbers. The questions you will be asked will be exactly the same as if you were face to face in the clinic.

Near Me video consulting is not suitable for all consultations, for example,  if you need a physical examination or a procedure. Your health or social care provider can advise you on what is appropriate for you. A leaflet will also be included that gives you support to get set up and start your call.

 

This video shows you how to prepare for your call.

 

 

 

 

Clinic Leaflets and URLs (to follow soon)

 

 

Patient Experience of Near Me clinics

In May 2020 we asked our patients and staff what they thought of using virtual technology for appointments.  The comments are included in this infographic.