GP case study: Teledermatology
Dr Phillips has been a doctor for 9 years and qualified as a GP one year ago. He currently works as a locum in Oxfordshire, working one day a week at the Churchill Dermatology Department also. He uses Teledermatology on the Consultant Connect App to benefit his patients.
One of the things that Dr Phillips really likes about taking photos on the Consultant Connect App is that;
“the photos don’t stay on my mobile phone. They go straight to the cloud and then I can access them anywhere using a secure online login.”
Another benefit for Dr Phillips is that;
“I am able to create a PDF with two clicks which contains all the photos. This means I only have to upload a single PDF into EMIS rather than multiple photos. I can also download the photos individually which gives me good quality jpeg files – ideal for sending via our teledermatology service for advice.”
Dr Phillips has provided the following example of when he has used the service with a patient.
“I took a photo of a patient who had a very pronounced rash over the abdomen and limbs. I emailed the dermatology team for advice. They thought it looked like annular psoriasis and recommended treatment.”
How Teledermatology helped:
“Four weeks later, I got the patient back in. He was able to see before and after photos of himself and was very impressed. With his consent, I later used the photos to present the case at a local GP dermatology meeting.
We work with over 60 CCGs/Health Boards, 50 Hospitals, and 2,900 GP practices. Find out how we help them:
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