About this event

  • Date and time Thu 26 Nov 2020 from 3:55pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Pain Medicine

This interactive webinar will involve discussions on how to successfully embed virtual consultations in everyday practice, so that they work well for both patients and practitioners.

Join us for an insightful session with physicians to discuss some of the practicalities, to know the support and education in choosing the right platform, and to consider some of the medicolegal implications. This session will conclude with a facilitated discussion.

During this session, you'll be able to:

  • Know about the potential of virtual consultations and their role within routine practice
  • Understand some of the practicalities of caring for patients virtually
  • Learn about the pros and cons of some of the available platforms
  • Understand the consent process in the context of virtual consultations
  • Consider some of the medicolegal challenges

A CPD certificate with 2 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

Key speakers

Dr Ashish Shetty

Consultant in Pain Medicine, University College London Hospitals

Dr Edward Williams

GP and Consultant in Sports Medicine, East Berkshire CCG

Dr Louise Clark

President, Pain Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Pankaj Madan

Barrister, 12 King’s Bench Walk


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Ashish Shetty, Lead for Education, Research and Neuromodulation Consultant in Pain Medicine, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Lessons from the Vets: Education and support for remote consultations

Dr Louise Clark, Immediate Past President, Pain Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Head of Anaesthesia, Davies Veterinary Specialists

Consultation platforms: Are they all the same?

Dr Ashish Shetty

Physical examination and consultation: The doctor will “see” you

Dr Edward Williams, GP and Consultant in Sports Medicine, East Berkshire CCG

Comfort break
Virtual consenting: There is nothing virtual about it

Dr Amod Manocha, Head, Pain Management Services, Max Hospital, India

Medicolegal implications and legislation: Are there rules we are playing by?

Pankaj Madan, Barrister, 12 King’s Bench Walk

Q and A session
End of webinar



All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

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