Video Health consultations for Wales during outbreak

Those self-isolating set to benefit from the new technology

The Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething has approved the national roll-out of video health consultations, as part of Welsh Government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The web-based service will allow people to speak to NHS professionals by video without having to visit a GP or healthcare centre. 

It should help people who are self-isolating  to have face-to-face care and advice from their GP from their own home. 
People will need a smartphone, tablet or computer with a webcam running Chrome or Safari browsers to use the service.

 The consultation leaves no digital footprint and all appointments are deleted immediately following the consultation.
Health Minister Vaughan Gething said: 

"We had already invested in a pilot in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area and now we can roll out this technology across Wales to help us as we respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

"This technology will help people access healthcare advice from their homes, particularly if they are self-isolating because of the virus, while helping the NHS cope with an increase in demand. I’m pleased we’re at the forefront of using this digital technology throughout Wales."

 The Welsh Government hopes the technology will help to reduce pressure on frontline NHS services. 

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