The online consultations implementation toolkit has been developed to support practices, clinicians, commissioners and primary care networks (PCNs) with the successful adoption of online consultations and the seamless integration of these alongside face-to-face and other services.
There is both a full version of the toolkit for those who are leading these projects and a shortened version, particularly aimed at GPs and other practice staff. The toolkit is an interactive and provides a range of ideas and options for different professionals, including clinicians, at different points in their implementation journey. As a result, those using the toolkit are encouraged to jump through to the sections most relevant to their role or organisation.
The content in the toolkit has been tested with users, including a sample of practices. It also includes feedback received and incorporated from stakeholders including professional and regulatory bodies, patient partner representatives, system suppliers, academic institutions, SMEs, commissioners, patients, practice managers, GPs and other NHS colleagues.
Quick summary checklist
The quick summary checklist is a printable checklist for GP practices to guide them through all the steps necessary to implementation online consultations. It includes key things to consider at each step of the implementation journey to ensure the successful adoption of online consultations.
The evaluation form is a downloadable template for use by GP practices to support them in measuring the impact of online consultations as a whole from both the clinician and patient perspective.
Summary of findings
Research has been carried out with members of the public and GP practice staff over a three-month period (May – July 2018) to provide an in-depth understanding of the views and perceptions of online consultations.