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Skype Tele-Consultation

Skype Tele-Consultation

CWDP/SPIC, ShropDoc and local care providers are working in partnership to pilot a teleconsultation solution to provide care close to home, prevent unnecessary conveyance to hospital or attendance at emergency departments.

Teleconsultation should enable care home staff to access prompt, comprehensive clinical advice and service user assessment and reduce the requirement for avoidable GP visits out of hours.

Further opportunities for expanding remote tele consultation include:

  • Working with Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust to consider this within Speech & Language Therapy, Dietetics and Physiotherapy. SaTH are preparing a business case for this service development.
  • Consideration is also being given to how this could be used within other services Eg Tissue Viability Nursing team

If you would like to find out more please contact the SPIC/CWDP office.