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GP case study: Dermatology

GP case study: Dermatology

Dr Dhanveer Virik explains why he likes taking IG secure clinical photos using PhotoSAF on the free Consultant Connect App.

GP case study: Haematology

GP case study: Haematology

Dr Anuradha Giri outlines her experience of using rapid Telephone Advice & Guidance to discuss patient cases with consultants at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

GP case study: Gastroenterology, Urology, Haematology

GP case study: Gastroenterology, Urology, Haematology

Dr James Smith, a Somerset GP, details how contacting local consultants via rapid Telephone A&G on the Consultant Connect App has benefitted patients.

GP case study: Diabetes and Endocrinology

GP case study: Diabetes and Endocrinology

Dr Robert Weaver details how using Telephone Advice & Guidance via the free Consultant Connect App enables him to rapidly speak to NHS consultants.

Consultants case study: a Trust’s view

Consultants case study: a Trust’s view

One of the most common questions we encounter when discussing Phone Advice & Guidance is “what do the consultants think about it?” We sent a film crew to NGH to ask exactly that question.

GP case study: Orthopaedics

GP case study: Orthopaedics

Dr Manjushree Pande details how the NHS Doncaster CCG Telephone Advice & Guidance service enables her to speak to consultants at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

GP case study: Teledermatology

GP case study: Teledermatology

Dr Chris Phillips, a GP in Oxfordshire, describes the benefits of using the Consultant Connect App to take clinical photos.

GP case study: Teledermatology

GP case study: Teledermatology

Dr Alice Overbury describes how she uses Photo Advice & Guidance for Teledermatology on the Consultant Connect App.

NWAS Case study: ICC Hubs

NWAS Case study: ICC Hubs

Jayne Gilbert from the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust explains how paramedics use Consultant Connect to speak to ICC Hubs.

GP and Consultant case study: Cardiology

GP and Consultant case study: Cardiology

Dr Patrick Davey is a Consultant Cardiologist on the National Consultant Network. He answers calls from GPs around the country such as Dr Andrew Ross - a GP in Lambeth.

GP and Consultant case study: Cardiology

GP and Consultant case study: Cardiology

Dr Patrick Davey, a consultant on the National Consultant Network, answers GP Phone Advice & Guidance calls from around the UK. This includes calls from Southwark GPs.

Advice from emergency consultants one phone call away

Advice from emergency consultants one phone call away

This feature, created by HSJ in co-operation with NHS Tayside Health Board, explains why the Scottish Health Board rolled out a system that provides GPs and paramedics with immediate advice and ...

Nurse case study: Teledermatology

Nurse case study: Teledermatology

Kirsty Wilkinson, a Nurse Practitioner in NHS Tayside Health Board, describes how she uses PhotoSAF on the Consultant Connect App to help her patients.

GP case study: Neurology

GP case study: Neurology

A GP in North East Essex uses Phone Advice & Guidance and speaks to a consultant on the National Consultant Network to help an elderly patient.

Video case study: Mental Health Phone Advice & Guidance

Video case study: Mental Health Phone Advice & Guidance

48% of calls to the service have resulted in a referral being avoided. Watch this video to find out more.

Video case study: Teledermatology via the Consultant Connect App and e-RS

Video case study: Teledermatology via the Consultant Connect App and e-RS

60% of submitted cases do not need to be seen by Dermatology Services in Dorset. Watch this video to find out more.

GP case study: Teledermatology and Rheumatology

GP case study: Teledermatology and Rheumatology

Dr Francis explains how he uses Phone Advice & Guidance and PhotoSAF on the Consultant Connect App to benefit his patients.

The impact of networks in supporting primary care

The impact of networks in supporting primary care

This feature, created by HSJ in co-operation with NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG and East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust shares the impact of networks in supporting primary care.

National Network case study: Cardiology

National Network case study: Cardiology

Dr Mo Sahebjalal, a consultant on the National Consultant Network, answers a Phone Advice & Guidance call, avoiding an unnecessary referral for a 75-year-old patient with a rash.

GP case study: Teledermatology via the Consultant Connect App

GP case study: Teledermatology via the Consultant Connect App

In this video, GPs in Solihull explain how using Photo A&G through the Consultant Connect App allows them to share images directly with a community GPER.

GP case study: Teledermatology

GP case study: Teledermatology

Dr Catherine Napper, a locum GP in Bath and North East Somerset CCG, explains why she thinks using the PhotoSAF feature on the Consultant Connect App is beneficial to both her patients and herself.

National Network case study: Haematology

National Network case study: Haematology

Dr Manmit Kaur, a consultant on the National Consultant Network, answers a GP's Phone Advice & Guidance call - avoiding unnecessary referral for a patient with long history of body pain.

Paramedic case study: Emergency Medicine

Paramedic case study: Emergency Medicine

Michael Muir, Clinical Stroke Lead and paramedic at the Scottish Ambulance Service, describes how he uses Phone Advice & Guidance to speak to consultants at Ninewells Hospital at NHS Tayside ...

GP case study: Acute Medicine

GP case study: Acute Medicine

A GP in NHS Tayside Health Board avoids admission for patient with possible pneumonia of influenza by using Phone A&G to speak to a specialist at Ninewells Hospital.

GP case study: Teledermatology

GP case study: Teledermatology

Dr Clive Anggiansah, a GP in Bexley CCG, discusses how he uses Safe Clinical Photography (PhotoSAF) via the Consultant Connect App to benefit his patients.

Advanced Paramedic Practitioner case study: PhotoSAF

Advanced Paramedic Practitioner case study: PhotoSAF

An Advanced Paramedic Practitioner in Milton Keynes, describes how he safely uses his mobile to take clinical photos in both a surgery setting and when visiting patients at home.

Paramedic case study: Emergency Medicine

Paramedic case study: Emergency Medicine

Keith Dickinson, a paramedic at the Scottish Ambulance Service, describes how he uses Phone Advice & Guidance to speak to consultants at Ninewells Hospital at NHS Tayside Health Board.

GP case study: Teledermatology

GP case study: Teledermatology

Dr Claire Kendrick discusses how she uses Safe Clinical Photography (PhotoSAF) on the Consultant Connect App to take pictures of skin conditions.

Somerset Gastroenterology Elective Care 100-day challenge

Somerset Gastroenterology Elective Care 100-day challenge

Find out why our project in Somerset features in the NHS England’s Elective Care Transformation Programme’s “Gastroenterology Elective Care Handbook & Case Studies.”

Harnessing teledermatology to improve cancer care in Leeds

Harnessing teledermatology to improve cancer care in Leeds

Read our latest feature, created by HSJ in co-operation with the Leeds Cancer Programme about how teledermatology is improving cancer care in Leeds.

National Network case study: Cardiology

National Network case study: Cardiology

Dr Davey, a consultant on the National Consultant Network, answers a GP's Phone Advice & Guidance call - preventing a possible stroke for a patient.

Consultant case study: Elderly Care

Consultant case study: Elderly Care

Dr Barnes, a consultant in Sunderland, answers a Phone Advice & Guidance call and avoids an admission for an elderly patient.

GP case study: Elderly Care

GP case study: Elderly Care

A GP in Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board uses Phone Advice & Guidance to avoid a late evening admission for an elderly patient.

Consultants case study: a Trust’s view

Consultants case study: a Trust’s view

In this video, consultants from Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust share their thoughts on the benefits of using the Phone Advice & Guidance service.

Consultant case study: Emergency Medicine

Consultant case study: Emergency Medicine

The Clinical Lead for Emergency Medicine at Ninewells Hospital in NHS Tayside discusses how consultants at the hospital answer calls from Junior Doctors, doctors working in Primary Care and their

GP case study: Gastroenterology

GP case study: Gastroenterology

A GP in Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board avoids an acute admission for a patient with inflammatory bowel disease by using Phone A&G to speak to a gastroenterologist from his local hospital.

GP case study: Teledermatology

GP case study: Teledermatology

A GP in Southwark CCG uses Photo Advice & Guidance to get immediate A&G from the Dermatology Team at her local trust for a child with a body rash and a history of eczema.

GP case study: Paediatrics

GP case study: Paediatrics

A GP in Milton Keynes CCG prevents an emergency situation for an ill baby by using Phone A&G from her local trust, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

GP case study: Teledermatology

GP case study: Teledermatology

A GP in Southwark CCG uses Photo Advice & Guidance to get immediate A&G from the Dermatology Team at his local trust for a patient with a facial rash not responding to treatment.

NHS England QIPP Case Study

NHS England QIPP Case Study

NHS England has published a QIPP Case Study on our Phone Advice & Guidance project in North East Essex.

A Doctor Writes: “Wonderful Work in Sunderland”

A Doctor Writes: “Wonderful Work in Sunderland”

In this article Dr Griffiths reflects on the inspirational nature of Sunderland’s Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC) project.

Doctors on speed dial

Doctors on speed dial

The Guardian uncovers the cutting-edge tech transforming healthcare in this feature created in co-operation with the Royal United Hospitals Bath and NHS Bath and North East Somerset CCG.

Tackling the Four-Hour A&E Target

Tackling the Four-Hour A&E Target

This feature, created by HSJ in co-operation with Luton & Dunstable University Hospital, shares key ingredients for meeting the Four-Hour A&E target successfully.

GP case study: Gastroenterology

GP case study: Gastroenterology

A GP in Wiltshire CCG explains how she used Phone Advice & Guidance to get immediate A&G from Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust for a complex gastro case.

GP case study: Gynaecology

GP case study: Gynaecology

A GP in South Warwickshire CCG avoids acute admission for a cancer patient by using Phone A&G from her local trust, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.

GP case study: Vascular Surgery

GP case study: Vascular Surgery

A GP in Somerset CCG avoids admission for a Peripheral Vascular Disease patient by using the Consultant Connect App to get Phone A&G from specialists at his local trust.

GP case study: Cardiology

GP case study: Cardiology

A GP in North East Essex CCG used Phone Advice & Guidance to get A&G from the Cardiology Team at her local trust, resulting in an admission avoided for an elderly patient.

GP case study: Rheumatology

GP case study: Rheumatology

A GP in Lambeth used Phone Advice & Guidance to get A&G from the Rheumatology Team at her local trust for an elderly patient with swollen lower legs and joint pain.

GP case study: Rheumatology

GP case study: Rheumatology

A GP in Somerset CCG used the Consultant Connect App to get A&G from the Rheumatology Team at his local trust for a patient with atypical Polymyalgia Rheumatica presentation.

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