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Skype is preventing avoidable hospital tripsSkype is preventing avoidable hospital trips

An on-call Skype NHS team in Tameside, Greater Manchester, is preventing hospital admissions by taking around 8,000 calls annually from staff working in sheltered accommodation, care homes and community teams looking for medical advice for residents.

The scheme is part of the programme of integrated services being rolled out under the NHS Long Term Plan, using technology to help people get support at home, rather than via an emergency trip to hospital. More information

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