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Remote physical assessments: optimising patient care via video

Video consultations for patients with physical conditions can enhance the care experience and be useful to nurses – if everyone has the right digital tech and skills

Video consultations for patients with physical conditions can enhance the care experience and be useful to nurses – if everyone has the right digital tech and skills

  • Use of video conferencing for patient consultations accelerated during the pandemic
  • Patients and nurses may be resistant to this new way of working but the potential advantages are numerous
  • Online resources such as a new toolkit can help healthcare professionals and patients to interact more effectively when they are not face to face
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Video consultations became essential in the COVID-19 pandemic – and have now become the norm in many parts of the NHS.

As more services open up for face-to-face appointments, many services in

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