Enhanced Advice & Guidance for the NHS
Photo Advice & Guidance for Teledermatology
Using the Consultant Connect App to easily take and share IG secure clinical photos.
National Consultant Network
Manage demand for services and prioritise your waiting list during COVID-19.
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 >29 million patients across >80 NHS CCGs/Health Boards and >80 Hospitals
Our COVID-19 response solutions|Some approaches can be rolled out in as little as 72 hours. Our solutions are fully IG-compliant and auditable.
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What we do
NHS commissioners explain why they like our services…
Consultant Connect’s services are used by over 4,000 GP practices, over 80 CCGs/HBs/STPs, and over 80 hospitals. We offer Enhanced Advice & Guidance: Telephone Advice & Guidance and Photo Advice & Guidance for Teledermatology, supported by the National Consultant Network.
By having immediate and direct access to specialist advice, clinicians can ensure that patients get the right care the 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.
We offer Enhanced Advice & Guidance for the NHS: Telephone Advice & Guidance and Photo Advice & Guidance for Teledermatology, supported by the National Consultant Network.
Our solutions are fast to set up and are GDPR compliant and IG secure. The service significantly reduces unnecessary referrals, improves patient care while reducing costs.
What our customers say:
“I’ll be honest, from a commissioner perspective it’s (Consultant Connect) saved us money, purely from the fact that we haven’t made that referral. But more importantly it definitely has improved the relationships between secondary and primary care, we think, you know, there’s much more now a name to somebody as opposed to a specialty.” Anthony Fitzgerald, Director of Strategy & Delivery NHS Doncaster CCG
“I am very pleased we are rolling out Consultant Connect in NHS Wales. This will help to support primary care to determine the right treatment for their patients. Right now it will save crucial time for health care professionals and reduce the amount of hospital visits needed by patients, at a time when our NHS is facing extra pressure. In the long-term the use of this technology is an important part of our plan for the future of health and social care, A Healthier Wales. Making the most of technology is vital to us building a modern health and social care service, in which care is delivered closer to home.” Welsh Government Health Minister, Vaughan Gething.
“Consultant Connect is such a win-win in terms of a GP can now ring Consultant Connect while the patient’s in the consulting room, get that advice and guidance straightaway and start that treatment regime straightaway. You could knock out maybe three months of unnecessary waiting for that patient and then an unnecessary trip to the hospital as well.” Irene Grayson, Associate Director Primary Care Commissioning, NHS Greenwich CCG
''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
“ When I took the third call in two hours I realised that this was the third person who wasn’t coming into hospital. That’s a real result.” Dr Ron Cook, Clinical Care Group Director, Urgent Care, NHS Tayside
We work with over 80 CCGs/Health Boards, 80 Hospitals, and thousands of GP practices. Find out how we help them:
Dr Holden had a visit from a patient with end-stage heart failure. The patient was adamant that he did not want to go into hospital, for fear of dying there.
Dr Richard Wright has been a GP for 25 years and currently works at Caterham Valley Medical Practice, in NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG.
Eight months after Consultant Connect Telephone Advice & Guidance was made available to his practice, Dr Griffin talks to us about what he thinks of the service and how using Consultant Connect has improved patient care.
Dr Angharad Triggs, is a GP at Penylan Surgery in Cardiff, where clinicians have had access to Telephone Advice & Guidance provided by Consultant Connect since June 2020.
For more information about how we work with commissioners, hospitals & mental health trusts to improve patient care, please get in touch.
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