Video case study
‘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.
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
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.
Dr Claire Kendrick discusses how she uses Safe Clinical Photography (PhotoSAF) on the Consultant Connect App to take pictures of skin conditions.
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.
Dr Alice Overbury describes how she uses Photo Advice & Guidance for Teledermatology on the Consultant Connect App.
For more information about how we work with commissioners, hospitals & mental health trusts to improve patient care, please get in touch.
Join a webinar
Listen to health experts from the comfort of your desk as we bring the experts to you in our series of online webinars.
Join our mailing list
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you informed of our latest blogs, project news, and upcoming webinar dates and topics.
Most Read Articles
One of the biggest challenges for hospitals delivering an Advice & Guidance service is staffing it. Whether the requests come in from GPs by phone or in writing, most clinicians are expected to respond whilst also doing their day job. This can mean using consultant admin time, for example, to squeeze in advice & guidance […]read more
Writing a strong NHS business case for Advice & Guidance can make all the difference. That’s why we are sharing this real-life example.read more
We have recently been working with NHS Dorset CCG to create a free guide for taking the best photos for Teledermatology. Read on to find out more.read more
When the NHS LTP was published we recommended that local commissioners and Trusts could approach the challenge by looking for the easiest bits of the plan to gain quick, high-impact wins. Nine months on, we reflect on these recommendations.read more
One of the biggest challenges for hospitals delivering an Advice & Guidance service is staffing it – particularly during winter. The good news is that there’s now a way you can “switch on / switch off” additional consultant resource this winter.read more
Just a few weeks ago, we were included in the “rethinking referrals” part of the Neurology handbook. You can access the full handbook here.read more
Consultant Connect Ltd
One St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DE
Company registered in England & Wales.
Company number 09488206
01865 261 467