Immedicare is supporting care homes across the country by rolling out the video-enabled clinical support service at an unprecedented rate, to provide clinical support to care homes facing increased pressures due to the challenge of COVID-19.

400 additional Nursing and Residential homes across the country have now been provided with the service at a rapid rate using Immedicare’s new remote deployment process that allows us to mobilise our video-based clinical support service without needing to physically visit the care home sites.

Immedicare is an NHS delivered clinical service which provides enhanced healthcare in care homes using a 24/7/365 virtualised assessment and support service. The service can help deliver several core elements of the EHCH framework specification such as providing same day clinical support that care homes often require and releasing GPs and community teams to focus on other priorities.

GP Dr Sara Humphrey who is the associate clinical director for frailty, dementia and learning difficulties for NHS Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

“By implementing Immedicare, we have been able to scale up our service to care homes at speed in response to their concerns at this challenging time. The digital consultation puts the carer face to face with an appropriate clinician, while keeping everyone safe. Having a multi-disciplinary team with access to a shared record means that in a single consultation we can assess a person’s needs and develop a personalised treatment plan that can be delivered in the safest place, whether that’s in hospital or the person’s own home.”

Louise Bestwick, co-chief executive of Bradford Care Association and Business Manager at New Line Care Home said:

“The telemedicine service gives us and our carers the back-up of a complete clinical team available around the clock. They are responsive to the changing needs of our residents and are able to get the right support measures in place for them to receive the care they need in their own home. With this support we are able to give reassurance to families, at a time when they are unable to visit, that their loved ones are getting the right care, giving them peace of mind that any concerns can be escalated and resolved quickly and effectively, day or night.”

We are passionate about the support we are providing to care homes across the country and we hope that our enhanced services will help even more commissioners across the country see the benefits and value that Immedicare can provide them with.

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