Surgery in Workington looks into appointments via technology

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Surgery in Workington looks into appointments via technology

Posted on Friday 24th May 2019
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A GP surgery in Workington recently took part in a project to use telehealth technology for some of its clinics to develop and improve services for patients.

Orchard House Surgery in Workington used the technology in March and the beginning of April after receiving grant funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the Workington Integrated Care Community.

The equipment allows a patient to be seen by a GP based in another location via a video screen. It also includes other telemedicine attachment tools which assist with examining patients remotely.

Data from the project has been collected and will be used to assess the viability and potential impact for other surgeries across north Cumbria in the future. Other projects utilising modern technology for remote consultations are also being trialled across north Cumbria with support from community-led co-production groups.

Data from the project has been collected and will be used to assess the viability and potential impact for other surgeries across north Cumbria in the future. Other projects utilising modern technology for remote consultations are also being trialled across north Cumbria with support from community-led co-production groups.

Pictured (left to right):
Dr Stephen Katebe, GP
Jade Blackburn, Health Care Assistant
Dr Omobolaji Iji, GP (on screen from Newcastle)
Sue Hayman, MP

Posted on Friday 24th May 2019

 

 
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