"Drive-Through" scheme - monitoring patients while adhering to Governmental social distancing guidance
The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Paediatric Diabetes team continue to roll out an innovative approach to supporting patients during the coronavirus pandemic.
They invite the Child or Young Person to a drive- through assessment which should take no longer than five minutes. They come in on every half an hour for a day so no two get to meet in the outpatient department.
The team measure the weight, height and do a finger-prick for the HBA1c test and they then go home. The rest of the clinic is then done from the comfort of their home via the NHS Attend Anywhere platform.
Louise Robson, Chief Executive for Stockport NHS Foundation Trust:
The Video Appointment Service have been absolutely vital for ongoing patient care during the Covid19 health emergency, and continues to be an important part of containing the spread of the virus.
Video calls and virtual waiting rooms are helping to ensure patients In Dudley get the care they need during the Covid-19 pandemic
The secure web-based service has already been taken up by 34 services within the hospital and outpatient centres, and community services such as midwives and rehabilitation services. The Dudley Group was the first trust in the Black Country to introduce Attend Anywhere.
Adam Thomas, chief information officer for the trust:
Providing better access to our care services for patients is central to our existing strategy. There has been a huge positive ‘buzz’ for our virtual consultations from patients and doctors alike, so they are here to stay.
Laic Khalique, Director of Digital Technology for NHS Tayside:
Feedback from patients has been very positive, especially for those who have had reduced travel and greater accessibility and convenience. 97.8% of patients surveyed said they would use video consultation again.