We know that some virtual services can be provided without the use of technology, but many more will be heavily reliant on the use of digital technology.
It is clear that we will need a strong and reliable digital infrastructure to give us a stable foundation on which to build our virtual services.
At the Trust we call this our “Brilliant Basics” and we have plans in place to ensure that our digital infrastructure is safe and secure.
This infrastructure ranges from up to date video conferencing facilities, with private space for virtual consultations or virtual Multidisciplinary team meetings, with adequate cameras and screens. We will also need robust connectivity to key clinical information about our patients held on the Electronic Patient Record.