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NHS Near Me

NHS Near Me is a secure video consulting service for medical appointments, which is provided through a digital platform called ‘Attend Anywhere’. NHS Near Me appointments can take place in any private location using a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Using technology can help reduce unnecessary journeys to hospitals and clinics and support pregnant women safely at home.

The guidance below has been developed by Clinical and Technical professionals, to support maternity professionals, pregnant women and families to use NHS Near Me.

Resources

Find more about NHS Near Me, including some useful videos, at: NHS Near Me

  1. Resources for Women and families
    Patient Information Leaflet (PDF) – Maternity Care and NHS Near Me
  2. Resources for Professionals
    NHS Near Me Maternity Services Guidance
    NHS Near Me Primary Care Guidance
  3. Sharing Learning from Implementation of NHS Near Me
    Please review against current evidence if adapting shared learning documents below for local purposes.
    2020 05 28 NHS Near Me Webinar-Technology Shaping the Future of Maternity Care- Slides and Webinar (HIS / MCQIC)
    2020 05 28 NHS Near Me-Learning from Implementation-Maternity Services Overview (HIS-MCQIC)
    2020 05 28 NHS Near Me-Learning from Implementation-Mental Health Services Overview (HIS / MCQIC)
    2020 05 28 NHS Near Me-Learning from Implementation-General Practice (GP) Overview (HIS / MCQIC)
    2020 05 28 NHS Near Me-Learning from Implementation-NHS Grampian
    2020 05 28 NHS Near Me-Learning from Implementation-NHS Highland
    2020 05 28 NHS Near Me-Learning from Implementation-NHS Lothian
    2020 05 28 NHS Near Me-Learning from Implementation-NHS Orkney
    2020 04 10 Guidance for maternity care staff caring for women during COVID-19 pandemic: Community and Outpatient Pathways – NHS Grampian
  4. NHS Near Me and Public Engagement
    During June-August 2020, colleagues within the Technology Enabled Care Team conducted a national public engagement exercise to better understand general public and health professionals’ views on using Near Me video consulting. Over 5,000 responses were received and findings were published on Friday 18 September 2020.They include useful learning about ongoing implementation of NHS Near Me within Maternity services in Scotland and an Equality Impact Assessment to improve understanding of barriers to accessing the service and how these may be addressed.
    Near Me: public engagement – the benefits, the barriers and the surprises webinar on 17 September 2020- Slides and Q&A session
    NHS Near Me Public Engagement executive summary
    NHS Near Me Public Engagement full report
    NHS Near Me Equality Impact Assessment (version 1, approved 26 August 2020)
    NHS Near Me Equality Impact Assessment (Appendix 1: supporting evidence)