WINNER: NHS Forth Valley, Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Grampian, Storm ID, Modernising Patient Pathways Programme (Centre for Sustainable Deliver - CfSD), NHS National Services Scotland and NHS Education for Scotland Digital Dermatology Assessment: An Alternative to Face-to-Face Consultations: Development, Expansion and Spread During Covid-19

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The Digital Dermatology Assessment service allows for asynchronous digital consultations with a remote health professional. The service, via the patient application, allows patients to submit images and content to clinicians. The clinicians then review the patient submissions and provide a structured response, which includes a recommended triage pathway and some supporting background information. The process then repeats for the next scheduled virtual appointment.

The service was developed as a Small Business Research Initiative collaboration between clinical teams and industry, but was stood up for wider implementation during the pandemic. To date over 3,000 patients have had completed DDA appointments.

Read a detailed case study on this project on HSJ Solutions.

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