In recent years the use of digital health services has expanded rapidly, including in the dental practice.

“While they may present a convenient way for some patients to access healthcare, it is important that these services do not compromise patients’ safety, states a research undertaken by the General Medical Council to update its regulation of telemedicine in the UK.

“We wanted to find out more about how UK health regulators (MHRA, GPhC and CQC) and regulators overseas (Canada, the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand or European member states) regulate doctors, healthcare providers and healthcare services, where the services are provided remotely.
We wanted to compare how this works where the services are provided within the same jurisdiction (such as within the UK) and across jurisdictions (for example, when the doctor is physically based in France but the patient is in the UK).”

The report, the summary and its interesting findings are available here.