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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