What We Do - Consultant Connect

Join our National Consultant Network…

…and provide clinicians, across the UK, with pre-referral Advice & 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 three 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., the cover page of your NHS Trust contract)
2. Your availability for a short video call (e.g. via Skype, WhatsApp, Teams 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
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
  • Diabetic Podiatry
  • Elderly Care
  • E.N.T
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Medicine
  • Gynaecology
  • Haematology
  • Menopause Advice
  • Mental Health – Medication Advice
  • 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