IG secure & GDPR compliant

Take photos using PhotoSAF within the Consultant Connect App

Images are not stored on mobile phones but in a secure cloud

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In the first 6 months of using Safe Clinical Photography, Leeds CCG reduced demand for 2WW dermatology referrals by 28%.

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Safe Clinical Photography

Solves the problem of clinical photos being taken on personal mobiles

Completely IG secure and GDPR compliant – nothing is stored on your phone, all images and notes are automatically saved in a highly secure cloud.

Significantly reduces admin clinicians no longer have to use the practice camera or take photos on their phone, email them to themselves and then remember to delete them from their phone.

Intuitive design – requires no training.

In areas where Photo Advice & Guidance is enabled, clinicians can share images immediately and directly to hospital teams – at the touch of a button.

Harnessing teledermatology to improve cancer care in Leeds

Read about our latest Safe Clinical Photography project in this HSJ feature.

How it works

Clinician needs to take clinical photos

 

A clinician has a patient with a condition that they wish to photograph. The clinician confirms in the app that the patient has consented to being photographed and takes one or more IG-compliant photos using PhotoSAF on the Consultant Connect App.

The clinician adds the patient’s NHS number and any relevant notes.

Find out how Leeds Cancer Project are using PhotoSAF to reduce referrals by up to 24%.

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Clinician saves the images

 

The clinician taps the ‘save’ option on the screen. The photos and notes are automatically and immediately saved to an IG secure and GDPR compliant cloud.

The photos and notes are not stored on the clinicians phone. 

 

Find out how Leeds Cancer Project are using PhotoSAF to reduce referrals by up to 24%.

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Clinician wants to access the images

 

The clinician can access the saved images in the secure cloud via their web browser. The images can be easily downloaded and saved to the patient record and/or sent to other clinicians using secure tools such as e-RS or NHS.net.

In areas where Photo Advice & Guidance is enabled, clinicians can use the Consultant Connect App to share images immediately – at the touch of button – by tapping the ‘share these photos’ option on the screen and selecting the relevant local specialty teams they are seeking advice from. 

Read our latest GP Photo Advice & Guidance case study. 

Find out how Leeds Cancer Project are using PhotoSAF to reduce referrals by up to 24%.

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Everything you need to know – in a few minutes

Find out more about PhotoSAF

Harnessing teledermatology to improve cancer care in Leeds

Read about our latest Safe Clinical Photography project in this HSJ feature.

 

In numbers

 

Used by over 60 CCG/Health Board areas

Used by over 50 Hospitals

£10 million NHS savings to date

Covering more than 19 million patients

Used by over 60 CCG/Health Board areas

Used by over 50 Hospitals

£10 million NHS savings to date

Covering more than 19 million patients

 

What our customers say:

 

Physical Care

"The service has built really good relationships between GPs and consultants, improved communication and improved patient care. It’s efficient, simple to use and quick to set up."

Pam Green, Director of Transformation & Strategy, North East Essex

Mental Health

"The benefits for patients and clinicians are potentially huge. We can see that there are multiple ways that this service will make a real difference locally."

Irene Grayson, Associate Director Primary Care Commissioning, NHS Greenwich CCG

Physical Care

''The service has built really good relationships between GPs and consultants, improved communication and improved patient care. It’s efficient, simple to use and quick to set up.''

Pam Green, Director of Transformation & Strategy, NHS North East Essex CCG

Urgent Care

"We are, at Luton and Dunstable, the top performing hospital in the country for the 4-hour emergency care indicator and one of the things that’s helped contribute to that is Consultant Connect."

David Kirby, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Case studies

We work with over 60 CCGs/Health Boards, 50 Hospitals, and 2,500 GP practices. Find out how we help them:

Paramedic case study: Emergency Medicine

Paramedic case study: Emergency Medicine

Keith Dickinson, a paramedic at the Scottish Ambulance Service, describes how he uses Phone Advice & Guidance to speak to consultants at Ninewells Hospital at NHS Tayside Health Board.

GP case study: Cardiology

GP case study: Cardiology

A GP in North East Essex CCG used Phone Advice & Guidance to get A&G from the Cardiology Team at her local trust, resulting in an admission avoided for an elderly patient.

GP case study: Teledermatology

GP case study: Teledermatology

A GP in Southwark CCG uses Photo Advice & Guidance to get immediate A&G from the Dermatology Team at his local trust for a patient with a facial rash not responding to treatment.

GP case study: Acute Medicine

GP case study: Acute Medicine

A GP in NHS Tayside Health Board avoids admission for patient with possible pneumonia of influenza by using Phone A&G to speak to a specialist at Ninewells Hospital.

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