Video-enabled appointments attended by a fully qualified clinician to offer expert advice, treatment plans and resupply of medications for travellers and prescriptions if needed. Clinicians include doctors, nurses, paramedics or other relevant healthcare professionals.
They possess the relevant qualifications, experience and insurance cover.
In most cases, the use of telemedicine can negate the need for a more traditional ‘face-to-face’ consultation. An appropriate diagnosis and management plan can largely be formulated from a telemedicine consultation alone. In a small number of cases, patients will require further examination and/or investigations that telemedicine cannot provide. The underlying principle of involving the patient in a shared decision-making process stands true for all forms of consultations, including telemedicine.
Our video/telemedicine consultations are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England. The objective of regulation in the area of telemedicine is to ensure the same quality of care, regardless of the modality used to provide healthcare, thereby ensuring that the method of delivering care is safe and effective.