November 13, 2017
Adding to the evidence base: e-consultation research published
Exciting news! The qualitative element of the research our practices participated in during the One Care Consortium e-consultation pilot has been published today in the online version of the British Journal of General Practice, and will appear in the January print version of this respected journal. You can find the article here. The CLAHRC West and University of Bristol have published stories on their websites that summarise the findings.
This work means that we have been able to add to the national evidence-base around the use of e-consultations. Online consultations are one of a number of innovative ways to address the sustainability of general practice, and understanding more about the environment and conditions in which they function well allows us to offer best-value to practices and patients.
The findings from this research can influence implementation guidelines for alternative consultation methods,which is especially timely now that the NHS England GP Forward View funding for e-consultation software has recently been released.