Paul Baughan, a GP in Dollar, describes his experience of using Near Me video consultations to have discussions with patients about the care and treatment they would like to receive if they became more unwell in the future.
Video consultations are being used by a wide range of healthcare staff to keep in touch with patients and avoid the need for them to travel to the Practice unless they need to be seen face-to-face. This is particularly important for older and more vulnerable patients who are more at risk of Covid-19.
For information on how to use Near Me, please go to our Near Me page or visit the nearme.scot website. For more information on making future plans about your care (also referred to as Anticipatory Care Planning) visit NHS Inform.