Near Me video consulting programme: equality impact assessment

This equality impact assessment (EQIA) assesses the potential impacts of protected characteristics, socio-economic factors, and remote and rural factors on the use of Near Me video consulting.

Equality impact assessment record

Title of policy/ practice/ strategy/ legislation etc.

Near Me Video Consulting Programme

Lead official

Margaret Whoriskey, Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation

Officials involved in the EQIA (name/team)

  • Louise MacLennan, NHS NSS, Head of Public Participation & Engagement
  • Chris Bruce, NHS Lothian, Lead on Equalities & Human Rights
  • Elaine Savory, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Equality & Diversity Advisor
  • Jacqueline Ross, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Inequalities Manager
  • Maimie Thompson, National Near Me team, Communications and Engagement Lead
  • Rachel Bourke, National Near Me team, Programme Manager (NHS NSS)

Directorate: Division: Team

Digital Health & Care Directorate

Is this new policy or revision to an existing policy?

VC has been part of Digital Health and Care Policy and TEC policy for several years. The Vision for Near me produced in May 2020, however, is new.


Near Me Covid-19 Response National Group, 26th August 2020



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