Everything you need to know – in a few minutes
The PhotoSAF and Photo Advice & Guidance solutions
Improving healthcare provision across the board
Patients gets quicker specialist advice and only attend hospital if it’s necessary
GPs can access immediate photo Advice & Guidance and deliver the right care for their patients first time
Consultants and hospitals see a reduction in unnecessary referrals, reducing workload
CCGs save money by not paying for unnecessary referrals and deliver a better service for patients
How does PhotoSAF and Photo Advice & Guidance work?
Clinician takes photo
A clinician has a patient that might need referring to hospital. The clinician takes photos using PhotoSAF on their mobile and adds the NHS number and any notes. Images are stored automatically in an IG-secure cloud and not on the phone.
Images can be downloaded and saved to a patient record or sent to other clinicians using e-RS or NHS.net. If Photo Advice & Guidance is enabled photos and notes can be shared instantly by clicking the Share option.
Photo Advice & Guidance
By clicking on the Share option, photos and notes are sent to local specialty teams immediately. The transfer is highly secure and GDPR-compliant. It’s also an intuitive process with no training required.
Responding specialist clinicians can answer the request anywhere - on their mobile, iPad® or desktop - in under a minute using a secure inbox.
Clinician receives Advice & Guidance
The clinician receiving the advice can raise any queries.
The case is closed by either clinician and the outcome recorded for example “referral made” or “referral avoided”.
Setup & Reporting
For Photo Advice & Guidance there is a set up process that is simple - hospitals identify teams of suitable clinicians in each specialty to answer the clinician requests and these clinicians are added to the system using a simple online interface.
Statistics, Recordings & Transcripts
Consultant Connect has a full reporting suite, allowing instantaneous access to real time statistics and referrals data.
Depending on permission, users can see all photo activity on a GP, Practice, CCG or Trust basis. This can be used for patient records, for finance, for ROI and for improving patient care, etc.
This brings transparency and simplicity to monitoring financial and patient impact.
Dedicated Account Management
Because a service is useless if not used, our team handles set-up, communication and on-going engagement with GPs and specialists in each area, removing this burden from the CCG and the hospital.
We constantly monitor usage rates and stakeholder opinion and we can adapt the way the service is used in any area based on this feedback.