eConsult Case Studies

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GP practice case studies

We are currently live in over 3000 NHS GP practices across the UK. The benefits of using eConsult can be seen in multiple ways from improved triage efficiency, reduced spending or increased patient safety. Take a look at some of our latest case studies below.

Sidcup Medical Centre

Key stats

  • Patient List size: 11,900
  • Launched: 28th November 2017
  • Model: telephone to online triage

Around a third of patients at Sidcup Medical Centre have been converted to eConsult, and we estimate we’ve saved around £40,000 in a year through better patient triaging, remote closure, and by having a patient’s history upfront.

Hillview Surgery, Perivale

Key stats

  • Patient List size: 11,000
  • Launched: April 2020
  • Model: Total Triage

Hillview Surgery started using eConsult in April 2020 to support them through the COVID-19 pandemic. The practice was struggling to manage the number of telephone calls and clinical teams were spending time supporting the administrative team. Knowing this was unsustainable as the pandemic increased, the practice looked to technology to support them.

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North Surgery, Annan

Key stats

  • Patient List size: 7,500 patients
  • Location: Rural practice, Annan, South West Scotland
  • Launched with eConsult: April 2020
  • Model: Routine / On the day

North Surgery was one of the first practices in West Scotland to implement eConsult and to understand how online consultation could improve practice efficiency and patient safety, especially during COVID-19. In the space of two weeks, both of the practices in Annan rolled-out eConsult to their patients, in order to keep the community and the practice staff safe. Patients have appreciated the ability to seek help from their practice during lockdown and now use it as the principal access route for help and advice.


The patient experience

The benefits are not just felt by Practice staff. We hear feedback from 1000s of patients that eConsult has made it easier to access their healthcare, and improved patient safety and overall experience. Take a look at some of our latest patient case studies below.

“eConsult will lead to better outcomes for patients” | Lyn Wheeler

Lyn Wheeler, the PPG lead for South View Partnership explains how General Practice in the NHS has changed for her. Lyn talks about the benefits that eConsult has brought to her and other patients at South View Partnership, that have been emphasised during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.


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.

How does eConsult work?

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.