Remote video consultations on physiotherapy for patients with respiratory conditions have now gone live in the north sector of Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC).
Thanks to a new streamlined approach to physiotherapy advice patients can seek information virtually rather than physically attending a traditional clinic setting.
Accessing the service through an app from a phone, PC or tablet, allows the patient to remain at home or work and get the physiotherapy advice and support they need for their condition.
In addition, the system allows other family members to join the consultation using their own device from different locations, reducing the time needed for assisting or accompanying relatives to appointments.
William Edwards, Director of eHealth, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “This is one of a number of virtual consultation projects we are in the process of introducing this year.
“As well as being able to remain at home or work one of the other key benefits for patients is the ability for others to join the ‘consultation remotely’. Patients can have a family member who lives elsewhere in the country or abroad join their consultation.
“This new approach is part of the expanding use of video consultations across hospital and community services in GGC with funding provided from the Scottish Governments Technology Enabled Care Programme.”