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6 TELEHEALTH: FOR BETTER PATIENT CARE

With the words telehealth, telecare and telemedicine being bandied about so much these days, it was apt that Dr Nicholas Robinson, Associate Clinical Director, Long-Term Conditions and Telehealth, NHS Direct, gave a talk about telehealth to the BCS Health (Northern) Group. Tom Sharpe reports.

As well as holding the post of Associate Director for Long-Term Conditions and Telehealth, Dr Nick Robinson continues to work as a GP two days a week, so he is aware of the reality of conditions in the NHS. His seminar set out to describe current developments in telehealth and to discuss the motivation for using these methods to improve care for patients.

Telehealth simply means ‘looking after patients remotely’ (from ...

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