Photo Advice & Guidance for NHS Teledermatology 

Area case study: Community provided Dermatology

How the service started and is expanding… Read on

5 minutes with… a Dermatologist

How the Dermatology Team overcame initial reservations to significantly improve patient care… Read on

Reduce demand for dermatology referrals

in your NHS area

As NHS clinicians are currently carrying out more remote consultations, the Consultant Connect IG secure platform makes it easy for clinicians to securely store and forward photos from patients direct to local and/or out-of-area NHS consultants for Photo Advice & Guidance.  Clinicians that are carrying out face-to-face consultations can easily take photos with the Consultant Connect App and then share them via one of the Photo Advice & Guidance NHS pathways illustrated below. Read on for more information and our short videos or please contact us;  hello@consultantconnect.org.uk 01865 261467.

 

Photo A&G Pathways

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How is the service performing?

1. e-RS 2WW Pathway:

GPs use the Consultant Connect App to take photos. GPs attach image(s) alongside their e-RS referral.

>28%

of patients are discharged before their 2WW appointment. 

2. Direct to Secondary Care Pathway:

Areas using the Consultant Connect App to share images and queries directly with consultants.

>70%

of cases result in a referral to secondary care being avoided.

3. Community Pathway:

Areas using the Consultant Connect App to share images and queries directly with GPwERs/GPwSIs.

>79%

of cases result in a referral to secondary care being avoided.

 

Everything you need to know – in a few minutes…

Clinicians explain why they use rapid Photo A&G
Clinicians explain how they use PhotoSAF on the app

How it works

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Further areas of application

The use of the PhotoSAF feature on the Consultant Connect App is ‘universal’ and is increasingly being used across different specialties, such as:

Cardiology ECG/Echo Report

GPs can use the app to take photos of ECGs/Echo Reports and shares them directly with cardiologists for advice.

Ophthalmology

Optometrists, GPs and other clinicians can use the app to take photos of Retinal Scans, OCT Layers, Visual Field Tests etc. and share them directly with ophthalmologists for advice.

Diabetic Podiatry 

The app has transformed the way primary and secondary care clinicians can work together to create remote MDTs to discuss patients, often resulting in patients being able to remain in primary care.

Cardiology ECG/Echo Report

GPs can use the app to take photos of ECGs/Echo Reports and shares them directly with cardiologists for advice. Find out more.

 

Ophthalmology

Optometrists, GPs and other clinicians can use the app to take photos of Retinal Scans, OCT Layers, Visual Field Tests etc. and share them directly with ophthalmologists for advice. Find out more.

 

Diabetic Podiatry 

The app has transformed the way primary and secondary care clinicians can work together to create remote MDTs to discuss patients, often resulting in patients being able to remain in primary care. Find out more.

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