Video case study: Telederm 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.

Dorset CCG

Video case study

Teledermatology 

‘Transforming Healthcare Through Innovation’

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.

PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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…

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