Applications open for vCreate Neuro test of change pilot
Applications are now open for neurology projects looking to take part in the vCreate Neuro test of change pilot.
This follows approval from the Scottish Government for a further three years of funding for the vCreate Neuro platform.
The costs of clinical service, including all core adult and paediatric neurological services, makes up part of the funding, as well as an additional 18 test-of-change pilots for relevant neurology services.
vCreate is an NHS-Trusted secure video messaging service that helps patients, families and clinical teams stay connected throughout their care journey. The vCreate Neuro platform allows patients to register on a secure digital platform to exchange videos and photos with members of their clinical team to offer a faster diagnosis and quicker access to treatment. It also aims to ease pressure on the NHS by reducing the need for patients to travel into hospitals.
Prof Sameer Zuberi, Paediatric Neurologist at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Royal Hospital for Children, said: “This is a hugely exciting opportunity for those interested in using the vCreate Neuro platform to explore ways in which this can improve the lives of neurology patients.
“We have already seen successful trials of vCreate Neuro across 15 Scottish Adult and Paediatric Neurology services and we are thrilled that we now have the opportunity to further expand this.”
Applications are requested from clinical service areas who would like to participate in a test of change pilot using vCreate. This will involve the clinical service using vCreate for a period of up to 12 months, collecting and analysing usability data that can be used to evaluate the next steps for the vCreate Neuro project.