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Use of video conferencing to facilitate joint specialty consultation

Many of our idiopathic inflammatory myositis patients have coexistent pulmonary fibrosis and are immunosuppressed.  I manage my patients in conjunction with a tertiary centre to facilitate access to IVIG and/or rituximab etc that require NHS England funding.  My tertiary rheumatologist colleague, myself and one of our patients with IIM will video consult in the next two weeks via Attend Anywhere, and consider whether we should submit a funding application for rituximab treatment.  This may...

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Rapid adoption of Microsoft Teams within the NHS

So far have used Teams to plan and deliver undergraduate education, to participate in rheumatology team meetings. It will be exciting to extend its use to multidisciplinary meetings embracing primary, secondary and tertiary care, as this will help rapidly develop integrated working. This is likely to bring significant clinical, educational and academic benefits

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Opportunity to use Attend Anywhere video conferencing for selected rheumatology outpatients

We are exploring benefits and limitations but are starting with a shielding patient who needs to be trained in self administration of sc methotrexate for inflammatory arthritis.  This promises to be helpful for patient education and to facilitate team working

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Helen Linklater

United Kingdom

Joined this community on May 21, 2020

Bio Consultant Rheumatologist since 2011, working with a great team at Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, keen amateur outdoor swimmer, excited to be part of the biologics era

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Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust

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