Skip to 0 minutes and 19 seconds Hi. My name is Will Swain. I’m a senior teaching fellow in prescribing at the University College London School of Pharmacy. I’m also one of the lead pharmacists for education and training at King’s College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. My name is Amira Shaikh. I’m a senior teacher fellow in prescribing at the University College London School of Pharmacy. I also work as a senior practise-based prescribing pharmacist for Islington GP Federation. The course is being developed by a team of experts, educators, and practitioners who run the innovative clinically enhanced pharmacist independent prescribing course at UCL. This course will provide health professionals with the tools to conduct consultations and obtain basic observations remotely and safely.
Skip to 1 minute and 6 seconds The use of telephone consultations, particularly in general practise, has slowly been increasing over the last few years. And certainly the current COVID pandemic has caused health care professionals to rapidly embrace this remote setting using various platforms, such as telephone and video. The course has been structured to take place over three weeks, and it will include the following. Remote consultation and triage within a remote consultation, the risks with remote consultations, taking observations– that’s the vital signs– within a remote consultation, safeguarding, red flags and risk stratification, and the outcomes of remote consultations, including safety netting and documentation. The course is aimed at all health care professionals working in clinical practise where there is a need to undertake the right consultations.
Skip to 2 minutes and 4 seconds The course will also be highly relevant to students studying to become health care professionals or practitioners looking to extend their practise. You’re going to hear from a range of clinicians working in a variety of different settings who will share their experience with remote consultations. The course includes an interactive game to highlight the impact of clinical decisions, polls and quizzes, and a number of case studies to bring the learning to life. We look forward to welcoming you to this course and sharing our experience with you as you develop yourself to adapt to new ways of managing your patients.