Patients will now be able to get information related to health from their home as a new digital TV channel has been launched for doing so.
A scheme is being thought about by NHS 24 with this system to enable people taking an appointment with their GP.
Health advice and local services’ information is accessed by people who do not have internet facility at their place with the channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin.
Information from NHS 24, NHS inform and Care Information Scotland web services will be shown by the channel.
Heath Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said, “We want to ensure that more people in Scotland can access health information and advice where and when they need it, particularly those who need it most. Many Scots, including those living in our more deprived communities and older people, do not have access to the internet at home.”
She added that with this, they can sit in their homes and gain access to information needed by them on their TV sets. This will be vital for a majority of people who are unable to otherwise gain information on health services.