What is Online GP Consultation?

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What is Online GP Consultation?

If you're wondering what is an online GP consultation, you're not alone. This technology has a range of benefits for both patients and doctors. It makes it easier to connect with local surgeries and decreases the burden on GPs. Additionally, this technology can help GPs monitor and manage more cases. Here are some reasons you should consider using an online GP consultation. They are: - Saves time

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An online GP consultation can be convenient, but it is not the same as a face-to-face consultation. The GP has no information about a patient's medical history, current medication, allergies, and other factors that might make a consultation with the online doctor a risk. Online doctors are also unlikely to be able to pick up red flags that indicate an underlying medical condition. This makes it particularly risky to use online consultations for prescribing.

The study found that a significant proportion of patients were satisfied with the service, but that the practice should provide patient verification. The research team conducted a survey in which 78 patients answered the questionnaire, with only four responding with "I don't know." The patients were asked to rate the service on a scale of 1-5, and if they were satisfied, they should use the service in future. The study has several limitations, including the difficulty of ensuring the authenticity of the data and the privacy of the patients.

It allows patients to connect with local surgeries

A new online service called Online GP consultation allows patients to communicate with their local GPs from anywhere. The new service allows patients to request sick notes, GP letters, and recent test results. It is part of the Patient Access app, which makes it easy to connect with local GP practices from any device. The app is backed by Patient, one of the most trusted medical resources on the internet, which provides evidence-based information on a wide variety of medical topics.

With this new service, patients can book their appointments, request repeat prescriptions, and view their medical records online. Patients can also call in for appointments, or even submit a consultation request for their dependents. eConsult is a great new way to stay connected with your GP. In addition to being easy and convenient to use, it also helps patients manage medical conditions better. Patients can access their records from home, on their mobile phone, or on their tablet.

It reduces GP workload

Some people may wonder whether online GP consultations can reduce GP workload. However, the answer depends on how the new technology is used. The online first approach has several advantages. The primary advantage of the online-first model is that patients can contact a GP at any time of the day. However, it can increase the workload of GPs, particularly when the number of online contacts increases rapidly. This trend can create stress for GPs and increase staff burnout.

A recent study by the Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) examined the effectiveness of technological alternatives to face-to-face GP consultations in eight GP practices across the UK. While these systems have many potential benefits, they are accompanied by significant barriers to implementation. Practices often respond to incentives to introduce new technology, rather than weighing up the benefits and costs to patients and staff. As such, online GP consultations may not be as effective as they were hoped.

It improves monitoring of cases

General practices are under increasing pressure as the demand for primary care continues to increase. Primary care services are crucial as they are the gatekeepers of specialised care. An online GP consultation is one promising approach for meeting the demand. It involves a two-way, synchronous, online consultation between a clinician and patient. The patient can submit symptoms electronically. Approximately 38% of consultations result in a face-to-face or phone consultation.

The use of online consultation for monitoring cases has many benefits. Remote consultations can help patients with chronic illnesses adjust their medications on the spot, rather than waiting weeks for face-to-face appointments. In addition, a phone consultation helps patients express their concerns more clearly than face-to-face interactions. In-person consultations are often intimidating, and patients are hesitant to disclose sensitive information. However, this technology can provide a safe, convenient, and effective way for patients to communicate and receive medical care.

It poses a safety risk

The information age has transformed general practice. Remote communications between doctors and patients can include video, email, and telephone consultations. This new way of communicating puts more pressure on the consultation, because patients tend to bring multiple health problems to one appointment. The patient's agenda may be distracted by the computer's agenda and not fully reflect the doctor's. The new models of communication have their advantages and disadvantages. First, online consultations are not a substitute for face-to-face communication.

A recent evaluation of online consultation systems by the Joint GP IT Committee found that there were significant shortcomings in meeting basic safety requirements. Furthermore, 16 out of the 28 services inspected by the CQC as online health services were not safe. Moreover, the BMA GPs committee raised concerns about the quality of the records and the practices' processes of consenting patients. It also raised concerns over system suppliers who do not thoroughly check patients' medical history, do not verify their clinical qualifications, and do not make any checks as to whether the patient is capable of consenting.


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Start Date: 2022-09-06 01:00:00
End Date: 2030-09-12 01:00:00