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17 June 2020

Preparing for a virtual consultation

We’ve compiled some top tips from patients and healthcare professionals to help you get the most out of telephone and video appointments.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that more people than ever are having their healthcare appointments held by telephone or video. For many, this is a completely new experience and it can be a little disconcerting having to rely on technology when you’re used to seeing your doctor or nurse face-to-face. While many aspects of a virtual appointment will be the same as in-person, others (including the technology itself) will be different, which is why we’ve put this resource together.

The tips have been divided into two sections: those to bear in mind in advance of your appointment; and those to consider during the appointment itself. We hope they will be helpful, whether your next appointment is with a GP, nurse, dermatologist or rheumatologist.

Click here to view the top tips resource

If you have had a recent telephone or video appointment and you would like to share your experiences (or tips) with us, please take our short survey. We’d be very interested to hear your feedback.

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