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The Teledermatology Project in Dorset, which is commissioned by Dorset CCG, is having a really positive impact on patient care. Clinicians are able to use the PhotoSAF feature on the Consultant Connect App, alongside e-RS, to get quicker specialist Advice & Guidance on dermatology cases.
This short video, about the Teledermatology Project, features interviews with local GPs, consultants and a commissioner. Since the video was made the results have improved further with over 6,000 photos being taken and 70% of requests for advice this way have resulted in an unnecessary referral being avoided.
In numbers – updated September 2019
- The App was introduced to Dorset in September 2018.
- Over 90% of GP practices signed up to the App.
- >6,000 photographs have been taken via the App.
- 70% of submitted cases do not need to be seen by Dermatology Services.
- Local consultant dermatologists aim to respond via e-RS within 48 hours.
Reduce demand for dermatology referrals in your area
Click here to find out about Teledermatology via the Consultant Connect App.
A GP in Dorset recently told us: “a patient was advised to see me by another health professional who had noticed a change in one of the patient’s moles. I would have referred the patient to a dermatology clinic had it not been for A&G – possibly even on the fast-track suspected cancer pathway.” Click here to find out what happened next…
Related case studies
Kirsty Wilkinson, a Nurse Practitioner in NHS Tayside Health Board, describes how she uses PhotoSAF on the Consultant Connect App to help her patients.
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.
Read our latest feature, created by HSJ in co-operation with the Leeds Cancer Programme about how teledermatology is improving cancer care in Leeds.
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.
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