Review of 2018 at Consultant Connect

Published: 18th December 2018
As 2018 draws to a close, some of our highlights from the past year include: Over a quarter of GPs can now access immediate Advice & Guidance, the launch our teledermatology app, the launch of our new webinar program with stellar speakers from the NHS.. and more!

As 2018 draws to a close, here are some of our highlights:

Over a quarter of GPs can now access immediate Advice & Guidance:
During the course of 2018, Consultant Connect’s immediate advice & guidance service has expanded to cover 19 million patients in over 60 healthcare areas. We published all the data from day 1 on the third anniversary of our service launching:

Consultant Connect – all the data from day one.

We launched our teledermatology app and got great results!
The Consultant Connect app allows GPs to take IG-secure photos using their mobile and share them with dermatologists for advice. Our first set of data from a project in Leeds was fantastic:
Reducing demand for 2WW dermatology appointments by up to 24%.

We launched a webinar program with stellar speakers from the NHS!
Our webinars on easing year-round winter pressures, CAMHS and how to be a Superimprover were listened to by over a thousand of you! And it’s not surprising considering the speakers we had lined up, such as Jim Mackey from Northumbria Healthcare Trust, Linda Charles-Ozuzu from NHSE and Tajek Hassan from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.
Access previous webinar recordings and sign up for future webinars here.

We were in the Press!
HSJ Article – Tackling the Four-Hour A&E Target
Guardian article – Doctors on speed dial

We won an award!
At the beginning of the year we were shortlisted for 2 HSJ Awards for our urgent care project with Luton CCG. Close but no cigar. So joy was unconfined when…
Consultant Connect wins the Barclays Award for Innovation 2018

Coming in 2019:

One of the biggest challenges for hospitals delivering an advice & guidance service in 2018 was staffing it. To help with this, Consultant Connect has recently created a network of specialists who can answer advice requests from clinicians in your area. We’ll be publishing our data throughout 2019:
Using out-of-area consultants to support Advice & Guidance

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss any of the above. Thanks, as ever, to all of our customers and users for their fantastic support – we look forward to working with you in 2019!

Wishing all our readers, their colleagues and their families a wonderful festive period.

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