Rapid deployment and implementation of patient video consultations during 2020 has helped to ensure that people can receive safe and effective care without having to travel to their GP practice.
In December, NHSX published some useful guidance to help GP practices ensure they are using video conferencing/consulting tools securely including principles of safe video consulting in general practice during COVID-19, as well as specific guidance on remote intimate assessments.
The guidance includes important information on patient consent, ensuring the safeguarding of confidential patient information, security considerations and risk assessments.
Click here to access the full guidance: https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/information-governance/guidance/using-video-conferencing-and-consultation-tools/
Video consultation software
Our PatientPack app includes video consultation software for GP practices and patients, ensuring easy and convenient access.