Finally, Stuart Solomons, founder of Ernie Connects, identified the use of video consultations within health and social care over the past year as another major ethics trend.
Solomons said: “Remote video consultations provide a time-saving alternative to face-to-face consultations where formal physical examination is not required.
“In care environments, it helps to speed up the process of getting medication into the hands of the people urgently requiring it, by cutting out the ‘middleman’ of carers who traditionally relay messages.
“Demand for video consultation technology in the UK care sector is expected to rise, with person-centred technology widely available now, in the form of handheld tablets and phones, that connect those needing care to GPs swiftly and seamlessly. The time frame from consultation to receiving medication is faster than ever.”