Guidelines for interprofessional collaboration between general practitioners and other medical specialists providing video consultations


Concurrent duty of care

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GPs and distant specialists have an inherent and concurrent duty of care during a real-time video consultation.

In the course of a consultation, if a GP or another support clinician at the patient-end of a video consultation deems any clinical support requested by a distant specialist lies outside their own scope of practice, the GP/other support clinician has a professional obligation to decline to provide such clinical support.

All clinicians have a professional obligation to evaluate and confirm information provided by a third party that is subsequently used in diagnosis or management.