Remote Consultations The New Norm

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Abrar Hussain MBBS MRCPsych
Samir Shah MBBS MSc MRCPsych
Subodh Dave MRCPsych MMed
Roshelle Ramkisson MBBS MSc MRCPsych


COVID-19 pandemic has presented with unique challenges and opportunities for healthcare services globally. Remote consultation has played an integral part to allow the healthcare systems to function and at the same time to adhere to the restrictions to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Regulators, organisations, clinicians and patients have all adapted and adjusted to the widespread use of remote consultations across specialities and healthcare settings. In this article, we discuss the advantages and limitations of remote consultation in the NHS and its consideration in day-to-day clinical practice.

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Hussain, A., Shah, S., Dave, S., Ramkisson, R., & Quadri, M. F. A. (2020). Remote Consultations: The New Norm. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 13(2).
Author Biographies

Abrar Hussain MBBS MRCPsych, Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust, Reading, UK

Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist

Samir Shah MBBS MSc MRCPsych, Priory Hospital, Altrincham

Consultant Psychiatrist & Medical Director

Subodh Dave MRCPsych MMed, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK

Consultant Psychiatrist & Associate Dean

Roshelle Ramkisson MBBS MSc MRCPsych, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and
Associate Director of Medical Education

MFA Quadri MBBS, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Internal Medicine Trainee


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