Scotland's telehealth uptake "has been inconsistent"

A review by Audit Scotland of telehealth uptake by the NHS has found that the system is generally not considered an option when NHS boards are planning or redesigning services despite the potential for saving £1,000 on the treatment of each person with COPD. Theresa Fyffe, Director of The Royal College of Nursing Scotland, said: “Investment has been inconsistent and a survey of our members last year, found that less than 20 per cent use telehealth.” Health chiefs ‘ignore’ £5m telehealth system Scotsman. Telehealth could help the NHS treat patients in new ways and manage rising demands and costs Audit Scotland (includes links to the report).