What We Do - Consultant Connect

Join our National Consultant Network…

…and provide clinicians, across the UK, with telephone advice and guidance

We are always looking for more consultants to join the National Consultant Network (NCN). Our service helps avoid unnecessary admissions and referrals by enabling clinicians to get advice & guidance from local and/or out-of-area NHS specialists by telephone and/or review photo message requests.

If you have any questions, please fill in our ‘Request a call back’ form below, email ncn@consultantconnect.org.uk or call us on 01865 261467.

We are currently looking for clinicians in a number of specialties to join the NCN: click here to view the list of specialties.

Get paid per call answered

Our flexible rota operates Monday – Friday and is split into 3 clinical sessions:

– 9am – 1pm
– 1pm – 5pm
– 5pm – 8pm

Eligibility criteria

In order to join the NCN, please email us:

1. The following documents (a photograph or scan):
  • Driving licence or photo page of your passport
  • Two recent utility bills
  • Proof of current employment by an NHS Trust (i.e. cover page of your NHS Trust contract)
2. Your availability for a short video call (e.g. via Skype, WhatsApp, Whereby etc.) for us to verify your ID:
  • Let us know your preferred day(s), time(s) and type of video call
3. Your bank details:
  • The sort code and bank account number into which you would like your fees to be paid into
4. Your availability to answer GP calls:
  • Details of clinical session where you are able to take any calls

Please email the above information to ncn@consultantconnect.org.uk

Interested? Request a call back


We are looking for more clinicians in the following specialties to join:

  • Cardiology
  • COVID-19 Line
  • Dermatology (and image review)
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Elderly Care
  • E.N.T
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Medicine
  • Gynaecology
  • Haematology
  • Microbiology
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Renal Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Stroke Medicine
  • Trauma & Orthopaedics
  • Urology



How it works

  • All consultants who are part of our National Consultant Network work this around their day job and are paid a fee per phone call answered
  • All calls arrive from a single inbound number (meaning your number is never disclosed to clinicians) and are to provide telephone-based advice and guidance for patient-related queries
  • You can decide which days you are available to join our rota (which currently operates Monday to Friday 9am – 8pm and is split into three clinical sessions – 9am – 1pm, 1pm – 5pm and 5pm – 8pm)
  • You are not required to answer calls if you are busy
  • There is no term commitment from you; if you like it you continue; if you don’t you can step back with immediate effect