Remote and virtual working

The advent of the COVID-19 virus pandemic has forced us into rethinking our ways of working.
The quintessential component of extensive face to face interviews, usually with an interpreter present, has become sidelined by the social distancing imperative.  Here is a collection of papers intended to inform our approach to this challenge.

  • Video consultations: a guide for practice
    The advice in this pdf document is based on research, guidance produced by the Scottish Government, guidance for patients which were developed for a hospital trust, and a brief review of the wider literature.

  • Update for members
    The latest guidance from the board on how we are approaching our working.

  • Guidance on using software for remote assessments
    Our recommendations for members regarding which software to use and how to use it.

  • MLR assessments using video or teleconferencing software
    In light of the current Covid-19 crisis, and observing recommended practice in terms of ‘self-isolation’ and ‘social distancing’, Forrest has largely suspended face-to-face appointments until further notice.   Here are the details we are sharing with instructing solicitors, for your information (also available from the public Forrest website Home page.