We are offering a new type of consultation that means you do not need to attend the Surgery. VC or Video Consultation. The Admin staff will assess if you will be suitable for VC.
Videoconsultation appointments will last for 15 minutes with the clinician, who will have full access to your NHS record. The video connection uses Skype (this is compatible with your iOS, Android, PC or Mac device). We can organise prescriptions and blood tests during the consultation if required. The VC is not recorded and the medical records are updated by the clinician at the end of the consultation.
Skype is highly secure and fully encrypted and has been widely used in the NHS for many years (but security can never be absolutely guaranteed). We will ask verification questions at the beginning of every consultation.
Register for Video Consultations
To use this new service, please complete the online registration form and we will verify by text when the service is ready for you to use. You can start the new services in one working day. You will need to have a Skype account before registering for this service.