An initial pilot of 10 practices using digital photographs, that can be taken with a phone and uploaded to a secure platform. The pictures of a suspicious mole or skin lesion or problematic area that hasn’t responded to treatment or a GP isn’t sure how to treat and would usually make a referral. The photograph is taken from 12 inches and 4 inches away and, a brief description is given and then uploaded. A unique reference is given. Notification is then sent to advise that the photograph has been assessed by a consultant. This can be obtained by entering the secure code onto the ‘first derm’ secure platform.
This is now also live in Winsford who have purchased dermatoscopes for all Winsford practices.