Vol. 13 No. 2 (2020): Climate Change & Health

Remote Consultations: The New Norm

Abrar Hussain MBBS MRCPsych
Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust, Reading, UK
Samir Shah MBBS MSc MRCPsych
Priory Hospital, Altrincham
Subodh Dave MRCPsych MMed
Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK
Roshelle Ramkisson MBBS MSc MRCPsych
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Published 2020-05-25


  • remote consultation,
  • video consultation,
  • NHS Long term plan,
  • Triage First

How to Cite

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). https://doi.org/10.38192/13.2.11


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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