Would you like to consult a doctor from your Mobile phone or Laptop? We are trialling Skype consultations.
What is Skype?
Skype’s text, voice and video make it easier for you to have a face to face consultation with your doctor wherever you are.
Montpelier Health Centre is offering consultations using Skype video conferencing. Patients registered with the surgery will be able to talk to GP’s over the web rather than visiting a doctor in person. This is another innovation to improve access to health services.
How to use the facility
Patients who want to use the new facility simply need to have:
- a supported device (android/apple phone, laptop with camera etc)
- a Skype account,
- and privacy
Patients need to book an appointment in exactly the same way they do currently for a telephone consultation and provide their Skype username and contact number. A Skype appointment isn’t always appropriate, for example if an examination is required The Practice believes it will be helpful to those who don’t want to make the journey to the surgery if they don’t need to.
Skype appointments are available to book from 10/10/2016.