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Using video conferencing and consultation tools
This guidance sets out how video conferencing and consultation tools can be used safely and securely.
Use of mobile devices by patients in hospitals
This guidance provides advice for patients using mobile devices such as phones, tablets and cameras in acute hospitals.
Video conferencing with colleagues
This advice sets out the IG considerations when staff are using video conferencing tools to communicate with other members of staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Preparing for the UK COVID-19 Inquiry
This guidance does not constitute legal advice. It is for each individual organisation to ensure they are appropriately prepared to respond to any request from the inquiry and seek independent legal advice where required.
Inquiries, reviews, investigations and court orders in health and social care services
This guidance is aimed at providing health and care services with IG advice on how to deal with requests for records from statutory public enquiries, non-statutory public enquiries, and courts.
Virtual wards support people, who would otherwise be in hospital, to receive the care and treatment they need in their own home or usual place of residence. Virtual wards are suitable for a range of conditions that can be safely and effectively monitored at home including respiratory conditions, heart failure and COVID-19.