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Medical Council. (2021) Telemedicine - phone and video consultations guide for patients and for doctors. Dublin: Medical Council.

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Telemedicine is the use of technology such as telephones, websites, apps, Zoom and Skype by a registered medical practitioner, to provide healthcare services to patients. 

The patient advice booklet aims to help you, the patient, understand what is involved in a telemedicine consultation. It explains how such consultations work, what you can expect from a telemedicine consultation with a doctor and what you can do in preparation for the consultation and as part of the consultation to help ensure the doctor can provide you with the appropriate care. The booklet also explains the Medical Council’s role in maintaining a high standard of healthcare and it should be read along with Working with your doctor: useful information for patients. This booklet has been written for patients and the public. It is not part of the doctor’s ethical guide.

The Medical Council expects doctors to follow the principles of professional practice within the Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Medical Practitioners (Amended) 8th Edition 2019 (‘the guide’). This guide for doctors booklet on telemedicine has been designed to provide practical advice to doctors in relation to telemedicine consultations. This booklet has been developed by the Telemedicine Working Group of the Medical Council.

Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, Guideline, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Treatment method
Date
April 2021
Pages
16 p.
Publisher
Medical Council
Corporate Creators
Medical Council
Place of Publication
Dublin
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