COVID-19 has drastically changed our way of life and how we interact with one another. The devastating effects that the pandemic has had on society are becoming more and more visible. The importance of maintaining your social distance to be safe has become more apparent. Leaving the confinement of your house to visit a pharmacy or go shopping can be really stressful during the COVID-19 period. That’s why Cadham Pharmacy is here to protect and support you. We provide pharmacy appointments to you via video call as an online doctor in Glenrothes. This service is referred to as NHS Near Me.
Near Me is a video consultation service that allows you to attend appointments from the comfort of your home or wherever you prefer. The service is already becoming popular fast across the NHS for appointments with many health and care consultations taking place weekly. The service is now being spread out across a wide variety of public services, inclusive of pharmacies.
Near Me is secure and safe and has the approval of the NHS. All you require is a device like a smartphone for making video calls and an internet connection, and you are good to go.
What are the benefits of Near Me online triage consultation in Glenrothes?
- Reduces journeys to appointments: cost, time, and convenience
- Reduction of time away from home, school, or work
- You don’t require anyone to accompany you to appointments
- Allows you to have someone join you in your appointment by video from a different location for support.
- Better for the environment
- Reduces spreading of infectious diseases
How does Near Me work?
Your service provider (like the hospital, pharmacist or GP) will provide you with a web address for their video clinic. They will also provide you with the date and time for your video appointment. You do not need to create an account or download an App.
However, Near Me video consulting is not preferable for all appointments. You will still need to appear in person if you require a physical examination or a medical procedure carried out on you. Your pharmacist can offer you appropriate advice depending on your situation.
To make a Near Me call to an online triage consultation in Glenrothes, you need:
- A device for making the video call, such as a smartphone, tablet or a laptop with a webcam and speaker (often included in laptops)
- A reliable internet connection. It can be wired, WiFi, or mobile data. Your connection should be able to make a video call if you can watch a video online.
- An up-to-date web browser such as Chrome, Mozilla, Safari, or Edge
- An ideal, private and secluded location for the call.
Check out our previous blog post on how to make video appointments and consultations.
NHS Near Me
Alternative to visiting the local GP
Should you fall ill, it may be more convenient to simply have an appointment over the phone with an online doctor in Glenrothes rather than going all the way to your local GP practice.
Every GP practice in the NHS now includes a virtual clinic option to curb the potential spread of infections. Local pharmacists or doctors can now see their patients through a simple video link. NHS Near Me is a new service, and it allows you to access your health and care services via a video link.
Just like any other appointment, you will have to first get in touch with your local pharmacist or GP, who will then arrange for a normal booking of your appointment. The appointment may be virtual, face to face, or telephone, depending on the circumstances.
To find out which option is most suitable for you, just get in touch with us and we will advise you on the best appointment for you.
Book your Near Me virtual appointment
You can go ahead and book your appointment with us today if a Near Me virtual appointment turns out to be the best option for you.
You should keep in mind that a Near Me virtual appointment is a pre-arranged service that requires an appointment to be issued by the health and care service provider- just like booking an appointment for in-surgery. The best part is that you don’t need to leave your house to talk to the health professional. You just need your smartphone, tablet, or any other device that can make a video call.
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This blog post was written on behalf of Cadham Pharmacy by Pharmacy Mentor.