Virtual Group Consultations Webinar 6

Join us for our latest webinar looking at how virtual group consultations can help us to deliver continuity of care during covid ...

The covid-19 pandemic has raised a new series of challenges for health professionals treating patients with chronic conditions. Crucially, how can we continue to deliver continuity of care for patients with non-communicable illnesses during the international lockdown?

Virtual group consultations offer an innovative solution – which has the potential to benefit both patients and clinicians.

Join us on Thursday, November 5 for our next free webinar on virtual group consultations during covid-19.

The webinar is brought to you by the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance in partnership with the Group Consultations programme.

Group consultations (also known as shared medical appointments) have always been an integral part of the lifestyle medicine approach – however the way we deliver them is now changing in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

The webinar will provide an overview of Virtual Group Consultations, and will provide clinicians with the skills and resources to safely and efficiently support patients with chronic disease during the international lockdown.

If you’re a group consultations facilitator you’ll also be able to find out more about our new facilitator accreditation programme from Tania Jones our newly appointed Facilitator Accreditation Lead.

The webinar will help clinical teams to:

  • Inform and empower patients at high risk of Covid-19
  • Manage triage of Covid-19 symptomatic patients safely and efficiently
  • Provide continuity of care for chronic disease patients you are normally seen face to face
  • Consider virtual groups for antenatal care
  • Motivate and engage staff who are self-isolating or infected by contributing to the effort and safely delivering care
  • Assist post-Covid-19 pandemic care for patients with deferred routine care

View resources from previous virtual group consultations

Date and Times

Thursday, November 5

  • 2pm UK BST
  • 9am USA EDT
  • 11pm Australia (AEST)

All resources from the webinar including videos of speaker presentations will be made available to view online shortly after the session.

Topics & speakers

  • Chairperson – Stephen Penman
  • Fraser Birrell, BSLM Director of Science & Research: intro and setting the scene
  • Alison Manson Group Consultations Training and Implementation Lead: The different approaches to setting up and implementing VGCs (+signposting to resources)
  • Tania Jones, BSLM Facilitator Accreditation Lead: Group Consultations facilitator accreditation
  • Jacob Mirsky MD. Primary Care Physician & Co-Director of CORE Health: Primary Care Virtual Group visits
  • Dr Yasmin Razak, GP trainer and Education Hub Lead: The North West London approach to implementing Virtual Group Consultations
  • Meg Dibb-Fuller, Digital Product Lead, City and Hackney Integrated Partnership: Digital Inclusion – Supporting your patients to take part in Virtual Group Consultations
  • Dr Emily Eve, GP Registrar Imperial College: Using simple technology to support patient recruitment
  • Gerard Hargreaves and Jacqueline Scott, Clinical Governance and Pathway Leads. Setting up physiotherapy led Virtual Group Consultations
  • Fraser Birrell – Wrap up and polls
  • Q and A

Frequently asked questions

During the webinar, we will be asking those taking part to submit their questions to speakers. We will use these to compile a FAQs document to support those looking to implement virtual group consultations and this will be made available after the event.

You can access the FAQ from the first webinar here