Quick. Simple. Secure.
Safe. Clinical. Photos.
Why use the
Consultant Connect App?
Phone Advice & Guidance
It’s quick – GPs 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).
GPs can access a useful record of their activity within the Consultant Connect App which can be used as CPD evidence.
Phone Advice & Guidance
It’s quick – within the app, GPs 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.
Safe Clinical Photography and Notes
Within the app, GPs 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.
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.
Within the app, GPs 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
Once you have downloaded the app, sign up in four easy steps:
- Open the Consultant Connect App on your phone and click sign up.
- Enter your name, email address and create a password (use your NHS email address).
- Provide your surgery name and select a role.
- 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 get Photo Advice & Guidance with PhotoSAF
How to sign up to the app and use PhotoSAF
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
“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
”[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
“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
“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
An Advanced Paramedic Practitioner in Milton Keynes, describes how he safely uses his mobile to take clinical photos in both a surgery setting and when visiting patients at home.
A GP in South Warwickshire CCG used Phone Advice & Guidance to get A&G from South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, and gets great results for a diabetes patient.
A GP in South Warwickshire CCG used Phone Advice & Guidance to get A&G from South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, and gets great results for a gynae patient.
A GP in Somerset CCG used the Consultant Connect App to get A&G from the Rheumatology Team at his local trust for a patient with atypical Polymyalgia Rheumatica presentation.
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