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NHS plans to expand 'virtual wards' – but who will staff them?

By Brian Mckinstry, Emeritus Professor of Primary Care E-Health, The University of Edinburgh
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To tackle ever-increasing hospital waiting times, the government is reforming the way the NHS provides services. One of these reforms is the expansion of virtual wards. The goal is to treat 50,000 people a month in their homes, using remote monitoring technology.

There are definite advantages to managing patients at home rather than in hospital, not least of which is avoiding infection. At the peak of the pandemic, around…The Conversation

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