Virtual Visiting resources

Virtual Visiting resources

We are collating information, guidance and resources to support you to facilitate Virtual Visiting for all.

As we carry out our scoping exercise with NHS boards, we will update this page with resources, examples, ideas and stories that can help you make Virtual Visiting as meaningful as possible for patients and their loved ones.

If you have resources of your own which you would like to share, please get in touch.

Equality Impact Assessment Updated on 18 May 2021

To ensure everyone can benefit, no matter where they are receiving treatment or the challenges they face with communication or technology, we completed an Equality Impact Assessment (PDF 668 KB). This highlights key equality issues and includes recommendations for our project team. We are keeping this EQIA under review as the project progresses and we may update it if we receive new information.

Presentation to leads

On 19 August 2020, a presentation (PDF 1.96 MB) was given to Virtual Vising leads from NHS boards. Topics included: the background to Virtual Visiting, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's Person-centred Virtual Visiting experience, areas to consider, communications, the survey, support available and next steps.

FAQs for leads

Frequently Asked Questions about Person-Centred Virtual Visiting (PDF 429KB) for operational and eHealth leads at NHS boards.

Supporting Virtual Visiting for people with dementia

We hosted a webinar called, ‘Dementia in Hospitals Virtual Visiting’. If you missed it you can watch it below. It included contributions from Healthcare Improvement Scotland's Community Engagement and Focus on Dementia teams and presentations on implementing person-centred virtual visiting by Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultants.

Other resources

The following resources have been provided by NHS boards who have kindly given us permission to share them widely. They are examples of what you might want to include in a Standard Operating Procedure or in information about Virtual Visiting for staff and patients.

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Last Updated: 18 May 2021