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At SHP Health (SHP), to support our clients/patients, we have relished the opportunity to implement and evaluate the use of remote physiotherapy, delivered via either telephone or video consultation (sometimes referred to as “remote”, “virtual” or “telemedicine” consultation).
Dr Massimo Barcellona has been involved in work presented at the Physiotherapy UK 2021 virtual conference that evaluated patient and staff satisfaction related to their experience of using remote consultation which revealed that 96% of people rated their experience of virtual consultation as either “very good” or “good”, and that 88% of patients felt “completely” involved in their care. About half of the people surveyed stated that virtual consultation worked better for them than face-to-face consultation.
Dr Massimo Barcellona has also been involved in an expert consensus focus group run by medical doctors at the Nuffield Trust (an independent health think tank) regarding remote versus face-to-face consultations in healthcare.
At SHP we believe that patients should have the right to chose how they are seen, and that a menu of consultation types helps to provide equity of access. Hence, we will continue to offer virtual and face-to-face consultations. Virtual consultation has allowed us to increase our reach, and patients have sought our online services from different parts of Europe; we are delighted to be able to offer this.
If you feel that a virtual consultation would work for you, please feel free to book using our online booking system. If you’re not sure what would be best for you or for more information, please feel free to give us a call on 01306 640149, or email us at [email protected].