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Telephone Advice & Guidance

Immediate Advice & Guidance from local physical and mental health specialists.

Photo Advice & Guidance for Teledermatology

Using the Consultant Connect App. 

National Consultant Network

Manage demand for services using our National Network of NHS specialists.

Reduce demand for dermatology referrals in your area. Find out about our Teledermatology solutions.

Staffing Advice & Guidance lines a challenge? Find out about our National Network. 

 

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Used by over 75 CCG/Health Board areas

Used by over 60 Hospitals

Over £30 million NHS savings to date

Covering more than 25 million patients

Used by over 75 CCG/Health Board areas

Used by over 60 Hospitals

Over £30 million NHS savings to date

Covering more than 25 million patients

Case studies

We work with over 75 CCGs/Health Boards, 60 Hospitals, and thousands of GP practices. Find out how we help them:

 

Mental Health Case Study

Mental Health Case Study

Dr Anne Connolly, a Principal Pharmacist for Medicines Information, describes how she answers Mental Health Medication Telephone Advice & Guidance calls.

Mental Health Case Study

Mental Health Case Study

Petrina Douglas-Hall, Medicines Information Manager, describes how answering a Telephone Advice & Guidance call from a GP helped with the management of a patient with ...

GP case study: Answering SCAS calls

GP case study: Answering SCAS calls

Dr Steve Doyle explains why he answers Telephone Advice & Guidance calls from 999 ambulance crews and clinical support desk staff during COVID-19.

GP case study: Dermatology

GP case study: Dermatology

Dr Karen Grossmark, a GP at PHGH Doctors in Barnet describes why she finds Photo Advice & Guidance a brilliant tool and how she uses it to improve patient care.

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NHS Business Case Example

 

We have seen a lot of business cases over the years. The anonymised one you can download below has recently been approved. It's an interesting read – especially when you see the estimated saving potential of over £370k (per annum after costs) for the area proposing using Consultant Connect...

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