This article was taken from: https://news.sky.com/story/video-calls-for-the-elderly-are-helping-reduce-strain-on-stretched-nhs-11728415
By Sky News
The service has already prevented 1,000 unnecessary visits to A&E in the last year – and has freed up 2,000 GP appointments.
New technologies including video calls are being used in a trial in Manchester to help reduce the strain on stretched NHS services.
Sky News was granted exclusive access to the Digital Healthcare Unit at Tameside Hospital where the team has prevented 1,000 avoidable visits to A&E and saved 2,000 GP appointments over the last year.