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NHS bodies in North Central London are seeking two resident representatives to join a team which will be piloting the introduction of Teledermatology - a new method of diagnosing skin conditions.

The Teledermatology Service will enable GPs to use a dermatoscope (a device used to examine the skin at low magnification) to capture images of lesions and rashes in patients 16yrs and over. The images will be sent via a secure IT network to the consultant dermatologist, who will provide advice to your GP about how to treat your skin condition or recommend seeing you face-to-face in clinic. The aim of the service is to provide patients with a much quicker diagnosis of their skin condition, by embracing the use of smart technology and virtual healthcare. This will reduce the number of hospital outpatient appointments required.

The pilot will start in January 2019 and run until June. It will involve about 30 GP practices and three acute hospitals in North Central London.

The resident representatives will be part of the Dermatology Implementation Group, helping in an intensive evaluation process of this new service and its effectiveness in producing better outcomes for patients.

Who can apply?

  • Anyone living in one of the five boroughs of the north central London area (Barnet, Camden, Haringey, Islington), who has experience/knowledge of dermatology services in north central London.
  • Volunteers who can commit to approximately 8 hours a month (including attending meetings, reading briefing papers and supporting with the evaluation process for this innovative system) from January to June 2019.
  • Volunteers who are passionate and committed to improving the quality of care for patients across north central London.
  • Volunteers who are passionate and committed to the increased utilisation of technology and virtual healthcare solutions for residents as highlighted in the NHS Long Term Plan
  • Volunteers who are interested in and/or have knowledge of technology.

What's in it for volunteers?

An opportunity to develop new skills, experience of working in the health and care system and in the development of virtual healthcare solutions. References will be provided at the end of the pilot.

How to apply

If you would like to be involved please send a short explanation of what interests you and why you are suitable for this role by 4th February 2019 by email to or by post to:

Iuliana Dinu
Patient and Public Engagement Manager
North London Partners in Health and Care
5th Floor
5 Pancras Square
London N1C 4AG

You can download an information leaflet or call 0784 3703 130 if you have any further questions.

 
 
 
 
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