Video consultations via AccuRx
What is AccuRx?
Circle Integrated Care have utilised the widely used AccuRx Chain which integrates directly with SystmOne and EMIS, the two patient administration systems we use. AccuRx allows us to communicate with you where the information can be written back to your medical record securely. It has a number of uses but for now we will be utilising the ability to hold secure video consultations with you.
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When your video consultation is booked you will receive a text confirming the date and time of your appointment as well as a confirmation letter with further details. Three days before your appointment, you will be sent a reminder text to attend your consultation.
You will need to be connected to the internet for your video consultation. You can be connected to WiFi or use your mobile data.
When the clinician is ready to start your consultation, they will initiate a text message to you containing a secure link, which will look something like this:
- Once you receive the message click on the link
- It will then open your internet browser and you will be given two choice. Please click “continue in browser”
- It may show you a screen where you need to click "Request permissions" to enable your camera and your microphone
- You should then be able to see yourself
You should then wait for the GP to join the consultation.
You can also access the link on a computer or tablet device as long as you have camera or webcam available by using this link.
In your video consultation, the clinician will be able to see you and your surroundings. You should make sure you are in a comfortable, private location that you don’t mind being seen by the clinician.
You should be dressed comfortably and appropriately for your appointment. If your appointment requires the clinician to examine an area, you should try and wear loose clothing to make sure this can be accessed easily.
Although video consultations during this time is more beneficial, we understand that not all patients wish to undertake these, or have the means. In these cases we will book a telephone consultation and carry out the assessment this way.