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

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.


This evaluation would not have been possible without the cooperation of a number of people and organisations. Staff across the study sites gave freely of their time to support and engage in this study. Local project leads within participating Health Boards provided essential support, introducing researchers to clinical service teams and other relevant members of the organisation. Importantly, a number of senior staff from the Scottish Government and the TEC programme worked to guide and inform the research team and supported the principle of an independent evaluation. They were also available to the research team when needed to facilitate research site access and data collection, and kept us informed of ongoing developments relevant to the Near Me programme.



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