GP creates Skype site for telehealth consults

The website allows practitioners interested in telehealth to register their specialty, location and Skype address; search the resulting database for others to connect with; browse registered practitioners with an interactive map; and features a forum and instant messaging.

The creator, Dr Jonathan Brown, said he had received dozens of registrations in the first week and he hoped the site would help other GPs struggling to make telehealth consultations.

“I had a patient with an ENT problem and wanted to get an opinion on it