Psychiatric clinic VC

Evaluation of VC psychiatric clinics in care homes in the Highlands

The Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare (SCTT) worked with NHS Highland between 2011 and 2014 to enable the introduction of a number of video conferencing (VC) facilities in care homes for the provision of psychiatric services. This Rural Health and Wellbeing team is evaluating the VC psychiatric clinics. We are combining a realistic approach with health economics (being carried out by the Economic Intelligence Unit).

The project team is collecting information about how the service is working and whether it is meeting the needs of service users, care home staff and the NHS. We are looking to understand what works well and why both for service users and for those who provide the service.

Project Team

  • Dr Jenny Hall, Research Fellow, Rural Health and Wellbeing
  • Dr Sara Bradley, Research Fellow, Rural Health and Wellbeing
  • Funders: Joint Improvement Team (JIT), through the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare (SCTT)
  • Partners: NHS Highland, SCTT