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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Near Me video consulting service: evaluation 2020 - main report

Published: 23 Mar 2021

This report presents the findings of an external evaluation of the rapid scaling-up of the Near Me video consultation service across health and care services in Scotland during 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Near Me video consulting service: evaluation 2020 - main report
Appendix C: Near Me activity by specialty

Appendix C: Near Me activity by specialty

Appendix C1: Near Me activity across specialities: Feb-Sep 2020
Clinical Speciality* Number of Video Consultations
Psychiatry/Psychology 69,834
Community Mental Health 25,042
Physiotherapy 22,909
Paediatrics 20,354
Speech and Language Therapy 14,241
Community nursing and health visiting 10,570
Psychotherapy/counselling 9,242
Trauma and orthopaedic surgery 6,492
Endocrinology & Diabetes 4,899
Occupational therapy 4,689
Oncology 4,577
Neurology 4,543
Dermatology 4,259
Dietetics 4,191
Dental 4,195
Respiratory 3,847
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 3,169
Midwifery 3,069
Rehabilitation medicine 2,877
Ophthalmology 2,352
Gastroenterology 2,846
Infectious diseases 2,720
Learning disability 2,543
General surgery 2,313
Advice services 2,177
Occupational medicine 2,083
Ear, Nose & Throat 1,863
Chronic pain 1,813
Rheumatology 1,539
Prosthetic/Orthotics 1,792
Haematology 1,460
Chiropody/Podiatry 1,406
Sexual & Reproductive health 1,190
Urology 1,149
Clinical Genetics 1,075
Palliative Medicine 962
Accident and Emergency 899
Cardiology 723
Addiction services 651
Geriatric medicine 542
Clinical Radiology 231
Intensive Care Medicine 738
Pharmacy 277
Social work 409
Renal medicine 453
Neurosurgery 363
Public health 354
Sleep therapy 252
Anaesthetics 203
Cardiothoracic surgery 154
Chemical pathology 16
Total 260,547**

* Speciality is the grouping of services by clinical area. Health Boards may have more than one service within a particular speciality. Some specialities are delivered in both hospitals and community settings.

** Excludes activity for services that conducted less than five consultations during the data collection period, general practice and where it was not possible to determine clinical context of the consultation.


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