Thursday May 3, 2018
Bay of Plenty DHB is pleased to announce the start date for the teledermatology pilot for general dermatology advice working with the dermatologists at the Tauranga Skin Centre. The service we are expecting will have the following significant advantages:
- rapid, accurate diagnosis and advice for management of general dermatology conditions
- reduce unnecessary first specialist appointments
- better GP education
- reduced travel for patients and increased management in the community
This information sheet should assist GP’s to make these referrals, but if you have any problems, you may contact BOP DHB, GP Liaison, Chris Tofield, Christopher.Tofield@bopdhb.govt.nz
The new general dermatology (advice) eReferral is available for use in BOP DHB on the 3rd May 2018, with the pilot running for six months. The form is to support the new teledermatology service pilot.