Make sure you click 'Allow' when the program asks for access to your camera and microphone! This is the most common step where things go wrong.
Wait for your GP to join the consult!!
If you can't join the waiting room, your doctor can send you a text to invite you to the consult, but this chews up time that could otherwise be spent talking to your GP, so it's best saved as a backup.
Try to be prepared, with a short list of what you need to discuss. If you have booked a standard appointment, these are 15 minutes long. That gives us about 10-12 minutes to discuss your problem before we need to spend time writing notes, and ordering tests or prescriptions for you.
At the time of your appointment, try and find somewhere quiet to sit where you can hear, and be heard. Immediately prior to your appointment, your doctor will send you a with a personal link to your private video chat. Click on the link, and hey presto!
If we wait for 5 minutes and you haven't been able to log in to the video chat, we'll call on the telephone instead
Just like in real life, we are definitely going to run late sometimes. If we're a few minutes late, please be patient. If we're more than 15 minutes late, call the surgery and get our (wonderfully reliable) receptionists to check on things for you - a GP's day rarely goes to plan and there are lots of reasons why we may be running late.
If you need prescriptions, tests, or referrals to other health care professionals, we will send these on your behalf directly where they need to go.
Not all of the doctors at WMC offer video appointments. The easiest way to check is via the HotDoc app, or by calling reception.