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Running and setting up virtual surgical outpatients clinics

Start 9:00 AM
End 4:45 PM
Nottingham Racecourse
Colwick Park,
United Kingdom View in Google Maps
  • TBC
  • 5.5   CPD Points
5.5 CPD Points

Event summary

Interested in finding out more about virtual clinics? This full day conference will enable you to implement an effective virtual clinic in your surgical unit. You will hear from pioneering surgeons and nurses who have implemented the concept themselves in discussions chaired by RCS East Midlands Regional Director Professor Angus Wallace. Hear your peers’ first hand experiences and the benefits these clinics have for patients, hospitals and surgeons.

Who should attend?

This conference is open to all career grades and specialities. If you are interested in receiving practical advice, hearing case studies and networking with a range of people involved in virtual clinics, this is the event for you. 

How will I benefit? 

  • Understand how to set up and run a virtual clinic
  • Develop various skills that can be used when setting up a virtual clinic
  • Acquire strategies to enhance your knowledge in productivity and provide more accessible routine follow-up outpatient appointments
  • Find out more about the development of clinics and the practical increased practice efficiency
  • Learn how you can become a future innovator through web-based consultations 
  • Improve your problem solving skills and find your own success.

For further details of the day have a look at our current programme

Special thanks to our sponsors


OpenMedical is a British company that provides cloud-based patient pathway platforms in over 20 NHS locations. Their platforms are compliant with NHS Digital and IG requirements and accessible via any web browser.

They code clinical information via the SNOMED CT coding standard to ensure robust tracking of patient information from referral to discharge for audit, governance and workforce planning; both within the department and in virtual, community based, settings.

OpenMedical platforms are bespoke to the workflows of the medical specialities and NHS departments they serve. They currently provide pathways in Trauma and Orthopaedics (eTrauma - including Virtual Fracture Clinics and Fracture Liaison Service), Dermatology (eDerma – including TeleDermatology) and Plastics and their unique architecture enables them to digitise any pathway clients desire.


As a recognised trade union for doctors in the UK, no one better understands your day-to-day working lives or the challenges you face. We provide individual and collective representation, which means we’re here to stand up for your rights and fight hard to champion the profession.

Over two-thirds of practising UK doctors are in membership and individual members receive protection in the workplace, while we also ensure the collective interests of all doctors are defended and promoted. Since the inception of the NHS we have been formally recognised for collective bargaining purposes within national negotiating machinery and by individual employers at local level. This means we’re not just the voice of the profession but have responsibility for negotiating your pay and other conditions of service at both a national and local level.

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Speakers and programme highlights

Speakers and chairs

Chaired by Professor Angus Wallace 

Professor Wallace is the Regional Director for the East Midland and is a proud Scotsman who was appointed Professor of Orthopaedic & Accident Surgery in Nottingham in 1985. He is retired from full time work as an NHS Specialist Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon carrying out over 400 operations per year.

Shanti Vijayaraghavan 

Shanti is a Consultant Physician with special interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Barts Health NHS Trust where she leads the Young Adult and Transitional diabetes service. She has been exploring the role of online care since 2011 and she is currently leading a Health Foundation-funded project exploring national scaling up of online consultations. This follows a recently concluded NIHR-funded project examining clinician-patient dynamics and organisational impact of online care

Dan Williams

Dan H Williams is a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and is a specialist in primary hip and knee replacements, as well as revisions. He is a highly experienced surgeon, qualifying from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1998. He trained in Wales, Australia and South Africa before becoming a registrar in the South West of England and is a practicing consultant at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust and Duchy Hospital in Truro. Dan is also the Co-founder of, Trelissick parkrun and host of

danhwilliams @danhwilliams

Andrew Brown

Is a lead hip surgeon at the University Hospitals of Leicester.  His elective practice is primary, complex and revision THR. Trauma practice is NOF and femoral fractures and he also helps run the bone metastases service. Being the hip lead for the Leicester Arthroplasty Review Clinic (LARC) he also started virtual THR reviews in 2015. All THR / TKRs in Leicester are followed up by LARC.

For full details of the day, please click here to view the programme


Post Event Information

Please see below the links to the speakers slides:

David McDonald and Lech RymaszewskiVirtual clinics, the Scottish perspective

Shanti VijayaraghavanScaling up online consultations – the local and national experience

Andrew Miles - How we run our colorectal virtual follow-up telephone clinic

Andrew Brown - The steps required to organise and collate the information and equipment required for running a virtual clinic

Tina Marshall (Visiba Care) - Visiba Care presentation

Peter James - The challenges we experienced in setting up the East Midlands Specialist Orthopaedic Network (EMSON)

Angus Wallace - The hurdles I had to overcome in 2011 to start an NHS shoulder telemedicine clinic at Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust

Ashish Kelkar - Problems with my IT system in preparation to start virtual clinics and are they better than paper clinic follow up?

Dan Williams - Virtual clinic follow up of hip and knee joint replacement

Angus Wallace - How the Royal College of Surgeons can help with providing support for virtual clinics

Booking Options


*Free for RCS Members and Fellows. A £20 refundable deposit is required to secure your place, this will be refunded upon attendance at the event. 

Please note we operate a 1 week cancellation policy.

£50 fee for non-members

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