A policy workshop to hear key findings from the ‘Remote by Default ‘ study and to explore their implications for future policy on the adoption and use of digital technology in general practice and primary care.
‘Remote by default Care in the Covid 19 pandemic is a research collaboration between Oxford University, Plymouth University and the Nuffield Trust. Led by Professor Trish Greenhalgh, the study is due to complete in autumn 2021.
As the pandemic subsides, policy makers will need to steer the further roll out of digital consulting in a way that balances the benefits and efficiencies of remote consulting with a growing call from patients for more access to face to face care.
The workshop will:
- Present key findings from the study in including those on: choosing between remote and face to face consultations; a new framework to aid decision making about different modalities of consulting; digital inclusion; assessing and managing clinical risk; and staff and patient experiences of remote consulting
- Review critical success factors for implementation of digital technologies
- Consider the implications of the study for future policy about digital general practice and primary care