Plaintiff lawyer says GPs should record every telehealth consult

Nick Mann says it will help doctors defend any medical negligence claims made against them
Nick Mann.

A plaintiff lawyer is encouraging GPs to routinely record telehealth consultations, saying it can short-circuit medicolegal proceedings by removing arguments over what transpired in a consult.

Nick Mann, from the civil law firm Polaris Lawyers, says that over the past five years, an increasing number of his clients have told him they record their medical consultation without informing the doctor.