Quick. Simple. Secure.

Get the best out of Consultant Connect with the Consultant Connect App.

Safe. Clinical. Photos.

Use the Consultant Connect App to take secure clinical photos and add notes.

Quick. Simple. Secure.

Get the best out of Consultant Connect with the Consultant Connect App.

Safe. Clinical. Photos.

Use the Consultant Connect App to take secure clinical photos and add notes.

GP App Case Studies

Read our latest Consultant Connect App case studies to find out more.

GP App Case Studies

Why use the

Consultant Connect App?

Telephone Advice & Guidance

It’s quick – clinicians tap the screen, see which specialties are available from their local hospital(s) and select the relevant one to call. They’ll also find useful information like the opening hours for each specialty. Find out more.

Photo Advice & Guidance

They can also take IG secure clinical photos and add notes the no-hassle way. Images are stored in an IG secure and GDPR compliant cloud (not on their phone). In areas where this is enabled, the photos and a PDF summary can also be automatically sent to the clinician’s NHS email address. Find out more.

Send Secure Messages

In areas where Messages is enabled, clinicians can share images and send messages immediately for Advice & Guidance (at the touch of a button – no need to use email). Find out more.

Monitor Activity & earn CPD credits

Clinicians can access a useful record of their activity within the Consultant Connect App. Primary care clinicians can also earn CPD credits when they use the App for Advice & Guidance – find out more.

Telephone Advice & Guidance

It’s quick – within the app, clinicians tap the screen to:

  • See which specialties are available from their local hospital(s).
  • Select the relevant one to call.
  • See useful information like the opening hours for each specialty.

Photo Advice & Guidance for Teledermatology

Within the app, clinicians can:

  • Take IG secure clinical photos, add notes.
  • Images are stored in an IG secure and GDPR compliant cloud.
  • Images can be accessed in the cloud via the web browser.
  • The use of the PhotoSAF feature is ‘universal’ and is increasingly being used across different specialties

Send Secure Messages

In areas where enabled, within the app, clinicians can:

  • Take secure photos using PhotoSAF
  • Share images and send messages immediately.
  • Receive advice, close the case and record patient outcome.

Monitor Activity

Within the app, clinicians can access:

  • A useful record of their activity.
  • Use this record as CPD evidence.

The Consultant Connect App is free to clinicians within participating areas

First, download the app by searching for ‘Consultant Connect’ on Google Play or the App Store.
Once you have signed up, you can use the features* shown below:

To download the Consultant Connect App, click on the relevant logo below.

Once you have downloaded the app, sign up in four easy steps:

  1.  Open the Consultant Connect App on your phone and click sign up.
  2. Enter your name, email address and create a password (use your NHS email address).
  3. Provide your surgery name and select a role.
  4. Confirm your email address and mobile number and start using the app!

Getting started with the Consultant Connect App

How to sign up to the Consultant Connect App

How it works | Telephone Advice & Guidance via the Consultant Connect App
How it works | Photo Messaging Advice & Guidance via the Consultant Connect App
Your profile feature on the Consultant Connect App
How it works | Safe Clinical Photography via the PhotoSAF feature on the Consultant Connect App

What app users say:

Advanced Paramedic Practitioner

“I’ve always got my phone with me, and using the cloud server via an email link [for PhotoSAF] also feels better from a governance perspective.”

Pete Roberts, Advanced Paramedic Practitioner, CMK Medical Centre, Milton Keynes CCG

General Practitioner

“It has taken away the stress of trying to contact secondary care on a busy on-call day, especially if you have the patient waiting in the room with you too.”

Dr Puja Choudhury, Weeping Cross Health Centre, Stafford and Surrounds CCG

Paramedic

”[When using the Consultant Connect App] You can access multiple departments within the hospital without having to look up contacts or numbers on your phone.”

Michael Muir, Paramedic and Clinical Stroke Lead, Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS Tayside Health Board

General Practitioner

“It is incredibly useful to be able to use the Consultant Connect App to make a prompt call and obtain an answer quickly to a query. The answers I have obtained have reduced my referrals and helped me provide better patient care in complex cases”.

Dr Victoria Beasley, Speedwell Surgery, North Central London CCG.

Paediatric Consultant

“We all know how difficult it can be to find the right numbers, or the right point of contact. With the Consultant Connect service everything is available via one number, or by using the Messaging service through the Consultant Connect App.”

Dr Nakul Gupta, Paediatric Consultant at Grange University Hospital, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (UHB), Wales.

App Case Studies

GP Case Study: Haematology, Rheumatology and Endocrinology

GP Case Study: Haematology, Rheumatology and Endocrinology

Dr Cowan has been a GP for 22 years and currently works at the Nap Surgery, in Kings Langley in the Herts Valleys CCG area. We caught up with Dr Cowan to ask her about her experience of using the Consultant Connect service.

GP Case Study: Cardiology

GP Case Study: Cardiology

In October 2021, Telephone Advice & Guidance via Consultant Connect was launched in NHS West Essex CCG. Since the launch, over 60% of GP surgeries and more than 90 GPs have used the service.

5 minutes with a Paediatric Consultant

5 minutes with a Paediatric Consultant

Dr Gupta talks to us about his personal experience of answering Advice & Guidance queries from local primary care colleagues through the Consultant Connect service…

GP case study: Cardiology

GP case study: Cardiology

A GP in Northampton provides an example of how she contacted a Cardiology consultant through Consultant Connect Enhanced Advice & Guidance and was, therefore, able to provide her patient with rapid specialist advice.

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