Digital Informed Consent - Emailing Photographs to the Practice
If you have been asked to email a photograph to the Practice following a consultation with one of our clinicians please read the information below before sending this to us. Please email requested photographs to Fife.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we do not accept photographs or email correspondence from any patient who has not been asked to do so by one of our clinicians.
|DIGITAL INFORMED CONSENT - EMAIL OF PHOTO
|WHY a photo?
|Your Clinician would like to see a photo to help with your consultation; this will allow a more accurate diagnosis and plan to be made.
|If you cannot provide a photo you can have a video consultation or a face-to-face consultation.
|WHO will see it
|The Clinician dealing with your care will be able to see this photo and it will be stored in your records. In future, other clinicians and administration staff (who are also bound by confidentiality) will be able to see this photo in your records should they need to access your records during the course of their work. The photo may be shared with other clinicians for your care, e.g. if referring you to another service.
Please email your photo to Fife.email@example.com
Subject Line: FAO (Clinician Name)
Body of Text: Patient Name & Surname and DOB (a brief description if required, i.e. Right Ankle)
The photo will only be used for direct care, unless you give us permission to use it for teaching or other purposes, e.g. writing an insurance report. The photo would also be provided if a court required your records in relation to legal proceedings.
Please note that a photo from your phone to the practice email is not a secure link and may expose you to cybercrime for which the practice cannot be held responsible.
|The image will be stored in your GP records for as long as you have them in the United Kingdom and should be transferred if you move practice.