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Video consultations to care homes in Stafford

Up to 2. New consultation types
September 14. 2019

Practices in Stafford have been using video consultations to provide more responsive care for patients in care homes, without having to spend so much time travelling. 

GPs use a webcam or tablet to call the care home, where a new "V-Doc" trolley has a tablet and equipment for self-assessment such as a pulse oximeter. 

Early data shows that the use of a video consultation reduces the need for the GP to visit in person by 50%. 

More information is at https://www.video-consultation.co.uk/ and in the videos below. 

Local GP Dr Valasapalli explains how using Skype has improved the support offered to care homes:

Care home managers discuss the experience from their perspective:


Dr Victoria Hendley talks about the improvements in care and reductions in time for her practice:


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