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Bibhas Roy Trafford Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust discusses Developing Virtual Orthopaedic Clinics

Bibhas Roy Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Trafford Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust discusses developing virtual orthopaedic clinics at todays conference: 

  • what outpatient clinics could run in a virtual way?
  • setting up and running virtual clinics
  • our experience in Orthopaedics

In his presentation Bibhas states: 

"Patients should be seen within 30 minutes of their appointment time - is this really what happens?”

“Virtual medicine is an emerging field”

“GMC guidance is not specific to virtual clinics. The GMC have collated the guidance relating to Doctors acting as ‘responsible consultants’ - for inpatient care.  (Francis report)”

“In lieu of specific guidance, virtual clinic appointments should be treated as standard clinic attendances”

“Any virtual clinic interaction needs to be documented and communicated to the patient’s GP”

“Failing to interact with a virtual clinic should follow a similar process to failing to attend a real hospital appointment”

Bibhas Roy' Biography:

Bibhas Roy is a specialist shoulder and elbow surgeon In Manchester. He works in Trafford Hospital, Central Manchester Foundation Trust. He also takes part in the general orthopaedic on call and operates on general trauma conditions. His special clinical interest in Tennis Elbow (lateral elbow pain) and has experience in arthroscopic treatment of the condition. Complex rotator cuff surgery is another special interest.

Most of Bibhas’ work is also performed as day surgery. This means quicker return to work and usual activities for his patients.

He is on the HSJ's inaugural Healthcare Top Innovators list in 2013

Bibhas is a member of the Health Informatics Clinical Advisory Team (HICAT); working across the complete healthcare spectrum ensuring that the people of the North West enjoy better care, better health and a better life, through the innovative and efficient use of Information Technology.

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer for Salford University, teaching in the Musculoskeletal courses offered by the university, and a member of the Orthopaedic Specialist Training committee in the North West Deanery



12 February 2015


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