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Virtual Consultation in Respiratory Physiotherapy

Some patients with respiratory conditions now get remote video consultations on physiotherapy.

A new streamlined approach lets patients seek information virtually. They many not have to physically attend a traditional clinic setting.

Patients can remain at home or work. They get the physiotherapy advice and support they need through an app from a phone, PC or tablet.

Other family members can use their own device to join the consultation from different locations. This reduces the time needed for assisting or accompanying relatives to appointments.

William Edwards, Director of eHealth, said: “This is one of a number of virtual consultation projects we are introducing.

“As well as being able to remain at home or work one of the other key benefits 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. Funding provided from the Scottish Governments Technology Enabled Care Programme.”