Video consultations are becoming increasingly prevalent and popular. Patients want easy access to healthcare and doctors want to protect themselves, and patients, from catching infections.
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All consultations, face to face or video, need to maintain safety, confidentiality and the patient-doctor relationship. This guide aims to provide clinicians with some guidance on how to modify their usual history taking and examination techniques to ensure a safe and effective consultation for clinicians working via a webcam.
Whilst many primary care consultations can be undertaken safely remotely, where there is an unacceptable level of uncertainty or risk, a referral to a different setting is required.