Inpatient care and treatment - virtual capacity: interview findings

Virtual Capacity (VC) enables traditional inpatient care and treatment to be provided in alternative settings, often in people’s homes. This report which includes findings from interviews with pathway representatives and a rapid evidence review provides an understanding of how Virtual Capacity is operating in Scotland.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Health Boards (HBs)

Health Improvement Scotland (HIS)

Health Research Authority (HRA)

Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs)

Hospital at Home (H@H)

Integration Authorities (IAs)

Length of stay (LoS)

National Research Ethics Service (NRES)

NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

National Early Warning Score (NEWS2)

Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)

Randomised control trial (RCT)

Virtual Capacity (VC)


Email: Arfan.Iqbal@Gov.Scot

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