NHS, Social Care, Government and Armed Forces offered free access to video consultation technology to assist with COVID-19 issue
Refero can safely and easily connect citizens to clinicians or civil servants by video call ‘within hours’
Refero, the video consultation firm which connects citizens with the public sector, today announced it would like to offer free usage of its platform to the following public sector bodies to support the UK response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus):
NHS Trusts (Primary and Secondary care), including GP surgeries
Central Government departments and offices
Local Government teams and offices
The armed forces, police and emergency services
NHS England confirmed today that video linking patients with clinicians was an immediate priority. Refero’s video consultation technology, underpinned by Cisco Webex, will be able to have clinicians speaking to patients within hours, remotely via mobile and desktop devices. Public sector teams across the UK will be able to access the service free for at least the next 90 days.
Interested teams should email firstname.lastname@example.org for an immediate response.
Refero’s video consultation services are already in use in several NHS Trusts across the UK.
Dan Worman, CEO of Refero, explains, “It’s very important that the public have access to medical professionals in the safest way possible for all of us, and video consultation is absolutely the best way to provide that. We feel very strongly that access to this should be immediate and free of charge to public services that are facing increased pressures currently. This is a social and moral decision by Refero, not a business one. Please get in touch if you need our help.”