BMJ: I don’t feel confident providing remote consultations. What do I need to know?

8 May, 2020

This article in the BMJ may be helpful to those who are having to provide remote consultations due to coronavirus 'lockdown'. It is free access.

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1746 (Published 30 April 2020)

Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m1746

'Because of the covid-19 pandemic more doctors than ever are consulting with patients remotely. Doctors share their advice on remote consultations with Abi Rimmer

Reach for the familiar

Richard Daniels, paediatric registrar, says, “As a result of the changes to our usual practice, many of us are rapidly trying to come to terms with providing healthcare remotely — an entirely different practice to our norm. Therefore, it’s completely understandable to feel nervous about how we’ll manage this new challenge...

The fundamentals remain the same...

Prepare yourself and the patient...

Patient safety is paramount...'

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Best wishes, Neil

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