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Principles of safe video consulting in general practice during COVID-19

 

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Principles of safe video consulting in general practice during COVID-19

New guidance aimed at NHS general practice staff who are consulting via video with patients at home has been published.

Supported by the Royal College of General Practitioners and other key stakeholders as part of the guideline development group, it includes the key principles for safely assessing patients using a video consultation. The guidance is split into two sections; the first section covers general information for staff such as information governance, medico-legal and consent. Section two outlines guidance for remote examinations including intimate examination and a practical step-by-step guide to starting a remote video consultation.