Users' questions

What is virtual GP consultation?

What is virtual GP consultation?

A virtual consultation is a remote video conversation between a patient and a healthcare professional. This process is not changing the who, but rather the when, where and how of care delivery. Virtual consultations give patients the opportunity to receive care without a trip to the doctor’s office.

How do GP video consultations work?

A video consultation enables observation and interpretation of the GP’s and the patient’s facial expressions and non-verbal language. Patients can send photos and files to the GP, securely and encrypted, through the video link.

How do I FaceTime my doctor?

In the search bar, type in “FaceTime”. It should pop up with the option to open the app- do this and you will be ready to make/answer any FaceTime calls. When a FaceTime call comes in, Caller ID may say “Unknown Caller”, the doctor’s name or Midwest ENT Centre.

What does a virtual consultation mean?

Virtual consultation definition is the remote video consultations that takes between a patient and a clinician. These virtual consultations usually occur over video links where diagnosis is made and appropriate medical therapy provided with.

How do virtual consults work?

Virtual doctors are board certified doctors who choose to practice online via video and phone appointments, rather than in person appointments. They are just as qualified as regular doctors you see in person and many virtual doctors conduct both in person and virtual consultations.

How does a video consultation work?

This is where you speak to a doctor or healthcare professional using the video camera in your smartphone, tablet or computer. This can save you time as you will not need to travel for a face-to-face appointment.

Is a consultation the same as an appointment?

As nouns the difference between appointment and consultation is that appointment is the act of appointing; designation of a person to hold an office or discharge a trust while consultation is the act of consulting.

How do I do a virtual appointment?

Some virtual appointments can be accessed through a simple link, sent via text message or email, that will take you directly to a video conference. Others might require you to log onto the patient portal and follow a link within the portal to connect with your doctor.

When to use a GP for a remote consultation?

If a patient lacks capacity to make a decision, consider whether remote consultation is appropriate, including whether you can meet the requirements of mental capacity law. If you’re not the patient’s GP, ask the patient for consent to get information and a history from their GP and to send details of any treatment you’ve arranged.

When do GPs have to offer face to face appointments?

NHS tells GPs they must offer patients face-to-face appointments 14 September 2020

Can a GP See you Face to face?

GP practices are being told they must make sure patients can be seen face to face when they need such appointments. NHS England is writing to all practices to make sure they are communicating the fact doctors can be seen in person if necessary, as well as virtually.

When to change from face to face to remote consultation?

Our standards of good practice apply to both face to face and remote consultations. If you can’t meet our standards for safe prescribing in a remote consultation, you should change to face to face. You should agree with the patient the most suitable method of consultation within the resources available.

How can I get a video consultation with my GP?

Whilst waiting for your video consultation to begin you can view important information about video calls by clicking ‘About video calls’. When your clinician or pharmacist joins, you’ll be notified on screen, and your consultation will begin automatically. During the consultation you can use the icon detailed below to control the microphone.

How can I make a Group FaceTime call?

You could also start a Facetime call from your Messages app. To do so, you need to be in a group conversation. Tap any contacts at the top of the group conversation that you would like to include. Tap the Facetime icon, which should start your call. Again, anyone who wants to be in on the call with you will pick up.

What happens when you tap someone on FaceTime?

When you tap a person’s contact information, FaceTime tries to connect using any FaceTime-enabled numbers or addresses that you have stored for that person. To avoid placing calls to unintended recipients, make sure that your contacts are accurate and don’t contain old or unused information.

Which is better face to face or video consultation?

Video consultations are easy to use and are often more convenient – saving you time and money as you will not need to travel to one of our hospitals. Video consultations are optional and are replacing a face to face consultation. You can still choose to have a telephone appointment instead.