Do UK Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) have sufficient guidelines and training to provide telehealth patient consultations?

Enza Leone, Nicola Eddison, Aoife Healy, Carolyn Royse & Nachiappan Chockalingam
Abstract Objectives The COVID-19 pandemic caused a rapid shift to remote consultations. United Kingdom (UK) NHS Allied Health Professional (AHP) services may have been unprepared for telehealth implementation. This study explored these services’ organisational readiness regarding telehealth guidelines implementation and staff training. Methods A cross-sectional online survey exploring available telehealth guidelines and staff training was distributed among UK AHPs and AHP service managers between May and June 2021. Results 658 participants answered the survey (119...
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