Take part in a new project on Near Me

Using Near Me in Social Services

The call is open to participate in a new project exploring where Near Me video consulting software can be most effectively and usefully applied in social services.  In partnership with the Scottish Government Near Me team (Technology Enabled Care Programme), Iriss is leading this project over Autumn/Winter 2020.

To gather a broad range of experience and learning of using Near Me, and to support the development of national training and guidance, the project will incorporate a blended approach.

  • Working with 4-6 organisations or Areas who are willing, and have an initial established need, to trial the use of Near Me in their practice through a 4 week Quality Improvement (QI) cycle.
  • Holistic information gathering on priority areas for social services, and learning from established health and social care settings that have experience in the use of Near Me.
  • Light touch support for social services organisations that wish to set up and use Near Me independently outwith the QI setting.

The deadline to register interest for your service/ organisation to participate in the Quality Improvement cycle is midday Friday October 16th.

Details and a link to the Expression of Interest form are in the attached Project Information pack. There is also more information in the pack about how you can get involved in other ways. Please contact Iriss Project Manager [email protected] with any questions.

Information pack Near Me QI v1