Enhanced Advice & Guidance for the NHS

Reduce dermatology referrals in your area.  It’s a proven solution. 

Telephone Advice & Guidance

Immediate Advice & Guidance from local physical and mental health specialists.

Photo Advice & Guidance for Teledermatology

Using the Consultant Connect App to easily take and share clinically safe photography.

National Consultant Network

Manage demand for services using our National Network of NHS specialists. 

Telephone Advice & Guidance

Immediate Advice & Guidance from local physical and mental health specialists.

Photo Advice & Guidance for Teledermatology

Using the Consultant Connect App.

National Consultant Network

Manage demand for services using our National Network of NHS specialists.

Covering 19 million patients across 60 NHS CCGs/Health Boards and 50 NHS Trusts

Reduce demand for dermatology referrals in your area. Find out about our Teledermatology solutions.

Staffing Advice & Guidance lines a challenge? Find out about our National Network. 

What we do

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Consultant Connect

Our immediate Advice & Guidance services enable clinicians to communicate quickly with specialists by phone, instant message and photo-message. In addition PhotoSAF Safe Clinical Photography solves the problem of clinical photos being taken on personal mobiles. 

By having immediate and direct access to specialist advice, clinicians can ensure that patients get the right care first time. As this often means that patients avoid unnecessary trips to hospital, the NHS saves money and hospital specialists spend their time dealing with patients that they need to see. It’s a great outcome for everyone.

Read our case studies and blog to find out more!

Consultant Connect

Our immediate Advice & Guidance services enable clinicians to communicate quickly with local specialists by phone, instant message and photo-message. In addition, Safe Clinical Photography (PhotoSAF), solves the problem of clinical photos being taken on personal mobiles. Our solutions are fast to set up and are GDPR and IG compliant. The service significantly reduces unnecessary referrals, improves patient care while reducing costs.

 

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 2,900 GP practices. Find out how we help them:

 

GP case study: Teledermatology and Rheumatology

GP case study: Teledermatology and Rheumatology

Dr Francis explains how he uses Phone Advice & Guidance and PhotoSAF on the Consultant Connect App to benefit his patients.

GP case study: Gynaecology

GP case study: Gynaecology

A GP in South Warwickshire CCG avoids acute admission for a cancer patient by using Phone A&G from her local trust, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Advice from emergency consultants one phone call away

Advice from emergency consultants one phone call away

This feature, created by HSJ in co-operation with NHS Tayside Health Board, explains why the Scottish Health Board rolled out a system that provides GPs and paramedics with immediate advice and ...

GP case study: Neurology

GP case study: Neurology

A GP in North East Essex uses Phone Advice & Guidance and speaks to a consultant on the National Consultant Network to help an elderly patient.

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