What is eConsult?
eConsult enables NHS based GP practices to offer online consultations to their patients. This allows patients to submit their symptoms or requests to their own GP electronically and offers around the clock NHS self-help information, signposting to services, and a symptom checker.
eConsult is the most widely used digital triage tool in NHS primary care, built by NHS GPs for NHS patients, designed to enhance patient access, improve practice efficiencies and signpost patients to the right place at the right time for their care. Live in 3175 NHS practices, eConsult gives millions of patients access to their own GP online.
There is no doubt high-tech innovations such as eConsult are the future of General Practice.
We are delighted to be offering new ways of consulting with our patients including video consultations and eConsult.
These are incredibly safe and convenient ways for our patients to access appropriate healthcare and advice. We have ensured safeguards are built into our systems for vulnerable patients and are working with our local communities to assist patients who struggle to get online.
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How does eConsult work?
eConsult is easy for patients and practices
eConsult lets your patients consult with their own NHS GP online by completing a quick form that is sent and reviewed by the practice. We can also direct the patient to self-help, pharmacy advice and local self-referral services.
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You'll wonder how you did without it
It takes GPs only 2-3 minutes to process an eConsult, and research shows that 70% of requests are closed without the need for a
face-to-face appointment. Your patients can get NHS based help via eConsult anytime, even outside of surgery hours.
What can eConsult do?
Find out everything that eConsult can do for your practice and patients. We have over 5 years’ of experience so we have built a product that keeps your patients safe and does what you need.Find out more
Your patients are safe. Your data is secure
Our Clinical Governance Board ensures a robust red flagging system is applied to every patient request. We are fully compliant and use the highest security standards to ensure you and your patients’ data is always secure.Learn more
It works for every kind of practice
We understand every practice is different because we’re GPs too. eConsult adapts to your workflow and fits around your needs, so patients can consult with their own NHS GP online.View case studies
"My experience was first class, I needed a prescription for eye drops which I’d had several years ago & the condition had flared again. It was ideal to just request the prescription without having to take up a valuable face to face or telephone appointment. I’m very happy with eConsult & will definitely use it in the future & recommend it to family & friends."
"Very impressed - a doctor had assessed my symptoms and identified the need for action the same day. Very efficient and saved a visit either to A&E or walk in centre."
"Perfect service. Means I didn't have to find time during my working day to make a call. I didn't take up an appointment slot. I was left a clear message and felt well looked after."
"This service means I don't have to waste Doctors time, and it means my sick note can be made available to me simply and efficiently. It's a great service."
What are online consultations?
An online consultation enables you to contact a GP or other health professional over the internet. It saves you waiting for an appointment or going to the GP surgery. You can tell your GP about your health using a smartphone, tablet or computer. The type of online consultation you have depends on your GP surgery.
What is eConsult?
eConsult enables NHS based GP practices to offer online consultations to their patients. This allows patients to submit their symptoms or requests to their own GP electronically, and offers around the clock NHS self-help information, signposting to services, and a symptom checker.