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


Preparation and clinical support at the patient-end

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Distant specialists should give reasonable advance notice to referring GPs of any special clinical support required at the patient-end of a video consultation, including preparation, additional health information,* medical consumables or medical equipment likely to be required.

Where a GP delegates another support clinician from the practice to provide clinical support on their behalf at the patient-end of a video consultation, the GP should nominate a colleague with the requisite knowledge, skills and experience and both clinicians have a duty of care to the patient.
 


* Additional health information may include online ‘store and forward’ images, online radiology images, other diagnostic results or a personally controlled electronic health record.