Email for Consultation in UK General Practice
|Starts:||14:00 4 Jun 2013|
|Ends:||15:00 4 Jun 2013|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Institute of Population Health|
Host: Centre for Primary Care
Registration: Booking is not required
About the event:
This presentation will summarise the current state of email consultation in UK general practice, providing an overview of the existing evidence and an outline of the research I have conducted, and plan to carry out in this area.
Email is a very common method of communication but its uptake in healthcare has been low. Currently there is no accepted way for patients to email their GP, with healthcare utilising more traditional methods of communication like post and telephone, though levels of email consultation use are reported at around 20-25% of doctors in the UK. For those doctors who have reported use of email in practice, it has tended to be with small numbers of selected patients. In line with the widespread use of email, policymakers have pressed for it to be used as a method for patients and healthcare professionals to communicate with each other.
Travel and Contact Information
Seminar Room 1, 5th Floor