A clinician may ask if you would like your outpatient appointment to take place by video.
Video consultations can save you time and money as you will not need to travel to one of our hospitals. They can also be beneficial if you find it difficult to travel to hospital, or feel more comfortable talking about your health in your own home.
You will not normally have a video consultation if you need blood tests or scans or if your clinician needs to carry out an examination.
Accessing your clinic
If you agree to attend a video consultation appointment, you will receive a letter with details of your appointment, including the date and time and the link to access the virtual waiting room. Please only join the virtual waiting room when asked to by your clinician. If you join the waiting room outside of your agreed appointment time you will not be seen.
When you open the link to access the video consultation, you will be asked to enter your first name, last name, date of birth and phone number. This information will help us to identify you. Click ‘submit’ to proceed.
Once signed in, please wait for the clinician to greet you. Occasionally there might be a short delay and your appointment might not run at the planned time. This may be because our clinician needs to spend a little longer with another patient. When this happens the consultant will aim to send you a message via the application.
If this is the first time you are attending a video consultation, we recommend you check and test your equipment in advance. You can practice joining the virtual waiting room at any time, however if you do not have an appointment booked with a clinician you will not be seen.
The link to your video appointment must open in Google Chrome if using an Android phone, or Apple Safari if using an iPhone. To ensure the call is of good quality please try to complete it over WiFi wherever possible.
Watch the Appointments by Attend Anywhere video to find out how the service works.
Virtual waiting rooms
Please click on the relevant link below to attend your appointment. Please make sure you click on the link for the hospital your clinic is usually based at.