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We’re always looking to give our patients and healthcare
professionals flexibility about where and when they ‘attend’ a clinic.
We’ve been offering video consultations using Attend Anywhere for
the past year and it’s making a real difference. Between January and
mid-December 2019 there were 1,410 video consultations
with patients on their computer, tablet or phone in the comfort of
their own home, at a time that suited everyone.
People are using Attend Anywhere to access a range of services,
including mental health, pain management, speech and language therapy, learning
disability and neurology.
Video consultations save everyone travel time and money. There are
no parking issues and no getting stuck in traffic (meaning it’s loads better
for the environment too).
This also means there’s less worry about how to get to a clinic, no need
to take time off of work (have an appointment in your lunch break) and no
problems arranging childcare.
Attend Anywhere is completely confidential and secure. The calls
cannot be accessed by anyone else.
Patients and healthcare professionals are positive about
our video consultations:
“It’s really easy to use Attend Anywhere and join a video consultation.
You get sent the link, open the internet, enter your name and start the call. I
really can’t see any disadvantages.”
“If the option of a video call wasn't there I think I would have
struggled to keep up with the sessions on a regular basis.”
"It has the advantage over the telephone
that we can see each other and read facial and body language cues. It
negates the need for the patient (or the therapist) to travel - an
important factor when working with patients with long-term physical health