Dr Stuart Myers

Coviu Informed Consent

Coviu Informed Consent

When you are invited to join a video telehealth conference you will be greeted with the informed consent below.

"Please read and accept the terms and conditions below to proceed to your video consultation.

We want to make sure you are aware that:

A video consultation will not be exactly the same, and may not be as complete, as a face-to-face service. 

There could be some technical problems that affect the quality of a video visit.

Please confirm you understand the limitations of a health service provided online and are happy to proceed.

If the video visit does not achieve everything that is needed, you will be given a choice about what to do next, this could include a follow-up face-to-face visit or a second video visit.

You can change your mind and stop using video consultations at any time, including in the middle of a video visit.

This will not make any difference to your right to ask for and receive healthcare."

Clearly it would be highly preferable to have face-to-face consultations but under the current challenges we all face with the Covid - 19 virus pandemic it is very much safer than a normal consultation.

I will endeavour to perform all initial consultations via this platform first and if it becomes apparent that you need to come in for a formal consultation it will be arranged.

In particular if you just need a cortisone injection then we can do 90% of the consultation via telehealth and then rapidly confirm the examination findings and proceed to a cortisone injection reducing the face – to – face time and hence the risk to us both.