94% raised concerns about patients whose access to remote services may be impacted by factors such as digital literacy, disability, language, location or internet connection;
93% were concerned that if some patients felt excluded from telemedicine, this might result in a breakdown in the doctor/patient relationship, or conditions being left untreated;
95% were worried about missing something in a remote consultation;
and 79% were worried about a claim or investigation arising.
The society’s Dr Graham Howarth said a key concern for doctors is the potential for vulnerable patient groups to be left behind and for health inequalities to grow[BACK TO NEWS]