Improving patient access
ClineCall is a new video service that enables doctors to hold face-to-face consultations with patients who are unable to make it to the surgery.
The ClineCall Video Consultation service has been developed by UK cloud technology specialists Worksmart Technology, in partnership with NHS South East Commissioning Support Unit, and is being trialled by NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups across the UK, along with several GP federations.
With increasing demands for access to GPs and primary care services to be provided seven days a week, many practices are looking for ways to increase efficiency and make funding go a little further.
With ClineCall, it is now possible to offer patients a secure and controlled video consultation with their doctor at any time.
To use the service, doctors and patients simply need a PC, tablet or smartphone with a video camera and an internet connection. The doctor controls the virtual appointments by sending unique email invitations to patients.
The service is being offered free of charge until the end of March 2016 for all Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund projects.