What is a phone consultation with a doctor?

What is a phone consultation with a doctor?

Telehealth or telemedicine consultations are virtual appointments conducted over the phone or video conferencing services like FaceTime, Zoom or WhatsApp. They allow a patient to dial in and speak to their doctor through a simple audio link, or interact with them through a screen.

How do you conduct a phone consultation?

Table 1. Steps involved in conducting a telephone consultation.

  1. Record date and time of call.
  2. Identify yourself (name, professional role, location)
  3. Confirm identity of patient (name, date of birth, location)
  4. If not the patient, confirm identity and relationship to patient (try speaking directly to patient if possible)

How do I book a phone consultation with my GP?

In some GP surgeries, you may also be able to have a consultation online or over the phone. Speak to your GP surgery for more information about online and phone consultations. Call your GP surgery if you need an urgent appointment. If your GP surgery is closed, a recorded message will tell you who to contact.

How long is a phone consultation?

How long is the phone consultation? The standard phone consultation is 10 minutes per patient to cover one issue. You may need to book a longer consult if you have more than one issue to discuss.

What happens in a telephone consultation?

Suggested approach to a telephone consultation Answer the telephone promptly. Obtain caller’s name and telephone number (in the event the patient has to be called back by another member of the team or the call becomes disconnected). Speak directly with the person who has a problem. Record date and time of call.

Can I talk to my GP online?

Most GP surgeries offer online consultations with a GP. This is where you fill in an online form or speak to someone online about a health issue. You can use your smartphone, tablet or computer to have an online consultation.

How long do phone consultations take?

Telephone consultations For many, this has been a gradual progression from triage, responding to clinicians’ observation that up to two-thirds of calls can be fully resolved on the phone, and that these consultations are shorter on average (4-6 minutes) than a traditional face-to-face appointment.

How long is a telephone consultation?

What can I call 111 for?

What is 111? 111 is a new telephone service brought to you by the NHS. It is the number you should call when you need advice or medical treatment quickly, and you cannot wait for an appointment to see your doctor. If you need emergency medical treatment, you must call 999.

How do I start an online consultation?

Get started in 3 simple steps

  1. Download the app. Download the Practo Pro app and go to the consult section.
  2. Complete verification process. Upload your registration and latest degree certificate, and a government-issued ID proof.
  3. Enter your bank details.

Can I get a prescription without seeing the doctor?

Can I get a prescription without seeing a doctor? Legally, you need to have a consultation with a doctor before you can receive prescription medication. That said, you can get an online prescription without going into the doctor’s office by seeing a virtual doctor.

Can a doctor prescribe medication without seeing a patient?

Going to the doctor’s office for your medication can be an inconvenience, especially if you just need a prescription for a minor illness or condition. You may be wondering if you can get a prescription without consulting with a doctor. The answer is no – you must see a doctor to get a prescription.

Is a consultation the same as an appointment?

As nouns the difference between appointment and consultation is that appointment is the act of appointing; designation of a person to hold an office or discharge a trust while consultation is the act of consulting.