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Principles of conducting virtual consultations

You should use your professional judgement to decide whether it is in the patient's best interests to offer virtual pathways of care.
Care delivered virtually requires a suitable clinical governance framework to ensure patient safety and comparable patient outcomes that support clinical audit.
When providing virtual care there should be a robust plan in place to manage technical issues or unexpected clinical finding(s) which require a transfer of care to an appropriate clinician to complete synchronous face-to-face assessment with suitable urgency.