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 for Teledermatology

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).

Monitor Activity

Clinicians can access a useful record of their activity within the Consultant Connect App which can be used as CPD evidence.

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’ in the Google Play Store 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 to sign up to the app and use PhotoSAF
How to get Photo Advice & Guidance with PhotoSAF
How to use the Consultant Connect App for Telephone Advice & Guidance
How to respond to Photo Advice & Guidance queries within the 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

“Give it a trial and you will see the benefits from day one for GPs, nurse practitioners, patients and secondary care.”

Dr Robert Weaver, Grove Surgery, Somerset 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

“PhotoSAF [on the Consultant Connect App] is more secure and confidential – I don’t have to remember to delete the photos before I leave the building or to stop them from syncing with my iPad when I get home.”

Dr Claire Kendrick, St Chad’s and Chilcompton Surgery, Bath and North East Somerset CCG

General Practitioner

“The app has helped me get the information I need to make better decisions for my patients, less time hanging on for switchboard and leaving messages with secretaries.”

Dr Steven Edgar (MB ChB MRCGP), Millbrook Surgery, Somerset CCG

App Case Studies

5 minutes with a Care Home Manager

5 minutes with a Care Home Manager

Two months after the Care Home Connect pilot went live in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Cheryl Smith, Care Home Manager at Chilton Place, talks to us about her experience of getting Advice & Guidance through the service...

5 minutes with a Dermatologist

5 minutes with a Dermatologist

Dr Mauri-Sole talks to us about how the Dermatology Team overcame initial reservations and significantly improved patient care using the Consultant Connect App.

5 minutes with a GP

5 minutes with a GP

Five months after the Consultant Connect Telephone Advice & Guidance was made available to her practice, Dr Lauret talks to us about what she thinks of the service.

5 minutes with a Paramedic

5 minutes with a Paramedic

Sion Breese, Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust Paramedic and Development Clinical Team Leader, shares his experience of using Consultant Connect App.

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