Information and guidance

To support Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to work digitally.

Using digital in the context of COVID-19

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) page on TURAS Learn has useful tools and apps to support staff during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with evidence to support using digital technology. There is also a page covering remote consultations   

All NHS boards should now have access to Microsoft Teams. This page offers information on getting set up and using Teams and there are additional resources on the Turas Learn Microsoft 365 page to support you. You may find this Microsoft Teams demo helpful. 

You should visit the Scottish Government site to access up to date guidance covering information governance and data protection. Before you start using Teams you should visit this page for further information governance guidance. 

Practical guidance

Please visit the Near Me - TEC Scotland site for further informaiton, resources and guidance on using Near Me.

Please visit the AHP Practice Education Community of Practice pages, where you will find a page of useful information about how to set up and use NHS Near Me in practice. This is the national platform we use to conduct remote consultations with the people who use our services. The page includes video, guidance and information from other board areas including ‘How to Guides’ and ‘Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)'. 

NHS Scotland has made Microsoft Teams, a powerful communication and collaboration tool, available to all colleagues as part of its response to the COVID-9 pandemic. You will find resources to support your practice here

pathway for Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapists providing remote consultations has been designed to support practitioners in NHS Scotland.There is a section on the Home page of the NMAHP Digital Health and Leadership Community of Practice which gives a list of useful contacts in your area who are available to provide support and guidance. 

Professional body guidance on using digital technology to support service delivery

The following professional bodies have issued specific guidance on using digital technologies to deliver services in the current situation.