Category Archives: telecare

Doctors could Skype patients to save time and money.

Online video calling such as Skype could be used for GPs consultations with patients and save the NHS money, legal advisers have said.

 

Patients in rural areas or those with disabilities could use Skype to talk to their GP ‘face-to-face’ without having to leave their own home

By , Medical Editor

4:44PM GMT 12 Nov 2012

Providing doctors are aware of the limitations of the technology and are careful that the video link in secure, video calling could reduce the number of missed GP appointments, a medical legal organisation has said.

Patients in rural areas or those with disabilities could use Skype to talk to their GP ‘face-to-face’ without having to leave their own home, the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland said in advice to doctors.

The organisation provides indemnity insurance and legal advice to members.

Dementia awareness days for people working in telecare

Date of article: 19-Oct-12

Article By: Rachel Baker, News Editor

Dementia awareness days are taking place throughout the country to deepen service providers’ understanding of and insight into dementia, with the next one taking place in Bristol on 29 November.

Being held in partnership with the Telecare Services Association (TSA), Clare Price, an occupational therapist at Just Checking, the web-based activity monitoring system enabling family members to manage the on-going care and support of a person with dementia in their own home, has devised and is now delivering the awareness days for those working within telecare.

Paul Burstow: increasing the use of telehealth and telecare technologies in the UK

Paul Burstow MP gives an overview of the Whole System Demonstrator programme and discusses telehealth innovations in the UK and abroad.

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