Almost all forms of meeting and interaction can be moved to a virtual format with no loss of effectiveness, if trust and good relationships are established and sustained.

– Joe Nandhakumar and Richard Baskerville (Trusting Online: Nurturing Trust in Virtual Teams)

The way we work is changing rapidly. We have collated some useful resources that can help you as you move from face-to-face to virtual meetings.

Virtual Working – Resources List

Virtual Collaborate Tool Kit

Top tips for virtual meetings and events – Benefits & functionality

Top tips for virtual meetings and events – Meeting set up & pre planning

Top tips for virtual meetings and events – Designing a meeting/ event

Benefits of virtual sessions

The benefits of collaborating virtually:

  • Building relationships, connections and trust more effectively than via telephone or other communication methods
  • Enabling diverse group of people to be involved in activities for quality improvement than might be possible using only physical meetings – leading to a wider range of ideas and higher levels of engagement
  • Engaging patients, families and community leaders in ways that will feel less intimidating than going into healthcare building for meetings
  • Significantly lowering costs of connecting, slashing time and travel costs and reducing the need to abstract colleagues from their clinical duties for improvement meetings
  • Overcoming the negative impact on the environment of bringing people together physically.

For further information please get in touch with us at england.si-horizons@nhs.net.