Over the past year, we have seen many changes in the way our hospital appointments are arranged. Many clinical consultations are being arranged on the telephone or via online video platforms such as Microsoft teams or skype. Some people welcome a variety of options.
Online video or telephone consultations can save people time and money. For example, they don’t have to travel to the hospital, spend hours trying to park and don’t lose a day’s work. But for others, online consultations may not be quite as fulfilling as seeing the clinician (e.g nurse, doctor, etc) face-to-face.
So, to enable you to get the most out of your consultations we aim to provide some tips that you might find useful. We haven’t just plucked the tips out of thin air they have come from reputable pieces of work. For example, the NHS, research and various charitable and not for profit organisations and from patient’s own stories.
So in this section of the website, we will be adding helpful tools and advice that you can use to improve your interactions with your clinical teams.