Covering the implementation of remote consulting following the COVID-19 pandemic
N.B. this study has not yet been peer reviewed, however
To help combat the spread of COVID-19, general practices quickly introduced a raft of remote consultation measures back in March — a RAPCI research article posted on Thursday 22 October, on Research Square, investigates the impact of this rapid implementation, using 21 practices in BNSSG as the basis for the study.
The shorthand conclusion is, word for word, as follows: “The shift to remote consulting was successful and a focus maintained on vulnerable patients. It was driven by the imperative to reduce contagion and may have risks; post-pandemic, the model may need adjustment.”
To read the rest of the study, please click the button below — but do bear in mind that this is a pre-print, preliminary report which has not yet been peer reviewed, and so it should not be considered conclusive nor inform clinical practice.