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Wellbeing in the time of COVID-19

Post date: 29/01/2021

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 29/01/2021

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This telemedicine toolkit is available to download as a PDF here.

Toolkit contents

  • What is telemedicine?
    • What are the issues?
  • GMC guidance
    • 1. Patient safeguards
    • 2. Vulnerable patients
    • 3. Professionalism
    • 4. Prescribing
    • 5. Consent
    • 6. Consultation
    • 7. Communication
    • 8. Aftercare
    • 9. Record keeping
    • Professional development
  • Practising telemedicine safely
    • Information governance
    • Telemedicine setting
    • Identity and verification
    • Consent
    • Safety
    • Possible reasons to defer or move to an in-person appointment
    • Safeguarding
      • Practical tips for safeguarding children, families and vulnerable adults during COVID-19
    • Communication
    • Record keeping
      • What should be in your notes?
    • Is a remote consultation appropriate for children and young people?
    • Prescribing
    • Indemnity
  • GMC remote consultations flow chart
    • Is face-to-face care necessary?
  • Telemedicine checklist
  • Useful resources
  • Reading and research

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