People across Ayrshire and Arran are being asked for their views on how health and care services might be delivered remotely in the future.

The use of video consultations in Scotland has rapidly escalated since the Covid-19 pandemic started. Prior to March, there were around 300 video consultations using the Near Me system; by June, there were almost 17,000 every week, with around 150,000 in total.

In Ayrshire and Arran, the numbers have risen in this period from 12 to 592 per week, with 4,816 in total.

Now, the Scottish Government team behind Near Me has launched a major engagement exercise to find out what people think about how the system might be improved for the future.

The Near Me team – part of a national programme known as Technology Enabled Care – is looking for feedback through a survey which can be completed online. There is also the option to feed-back by email or by phone.

The survey, which can be accessed at  and will be open until 24 July 2020.

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