Near Me is a video consulting service that allows people to have health and social care appointments from home or wherever is convenient.

Near Me is being used by Health and Social Care as an alternative way of delivering our statutory functions, particularly where face-to-face meetings are not possible. These functions are more fully explained in the Fife Health and Social Care Privacy Notice

Near Me video consultations are very similar to a face-to-face meeting with a social worker, or a related health professional. These employees will usually have access to some, or all, of the information that you may have provided previously and is now held in your records. Health and Social Care employees may take additional notes about you and your care provision during the video call – in the same way as they would in a normal appointment or meeting. This information will be held in accordance with Health and Social Care retention schedules.

All you need to access Near me is a device for making video calls like a smartphone and an internet connection. Near Me is a secure form of video consulting approved for use by the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland.

For more information and guidance on how to use Near me, visit

You can also watch this video which explains how Near Me can work for you.