The General Medical Council Guidance
The General Medical Council has produced some guidance on when remote consultations may (or may not) be appropriate.
This can be accessed on their website here.
To summarise, there are 3 guiding principles:
- GMC standards of good practice apply to both face-to-face and remote consultations.
- If you can’t meet the standards for safe prescribing in a remote consultation, you should change to face-to-face.
- You should agree with the patient the most suitable method of consultation within the resources available.