Before starting this course it may be helpful to reflect on your current understanding of remote consultations. Consider the following questions and write down your thoughts – you can refer back to these notes as you progress through the course.

You could use your notes to help you complete a reflective account form for revalidation.

Questions for you to consider:

  • What communication skills can you take from face-to-face consultations?
  • What face-to-face communication skills need to be adapted in remote consultations?
  • What are the advantages of remote consulting with patients?
  • What are the disadvantages?
  • What ethical issues might apply to remote consultations