Teledermatology can be incorporated into mainstream delivery of patient care using the NHS e-Referral service (e-RS) as;
Images can be attached to e-RS Advice and Guidance requests and Referral Assessment Service referrals.
All GP practices in England should now be using the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) to refer into consultant-led out-patient clinics (NHS Standard Contract since October 2018).
Quick NHS Reference Guides for Clinicians using e-RS for teledermatology (A&G, referral review and triage)
The following quick reference guides have been created to support Clinicians to carry out e-RS A&G and referral triage online via e-RS.
Quick guide for clinicians reviewing Advice and Guidance Requests
Quick guide for clinicians reviewing referral Assessment service (RAS) referrals
Useful resources for e-RS:
Advice and Guidance Toolkit - Advice and guidance supports the NHS long term plan to use digital technology to redesign clinical pathways and reduce unnecessary hospital referrals. The e-RS A&G Toolkit supports clinicians, commissioners and service managers develop A&G services across a range of specialties.
Advice and Guidance High Impact Intervention Guides September 2020 - National Elective Care Recovery and Transformation Programme guides
Specimen e-RS teledermatology consent form - including patient information about teledermatology and additional consent for use of images for teaching health care professionals