Cinapsis SmartReferrals: How the pandemic has changed dermatology practice across primary and secondary care

20 May 2021 12:45 - 13:45, Microsoft Teams

In partnership with Cinapsis SmartReferrals, our panelists will be exploring the effect of COVID-19 on dermatology practice, and the impact that integrated clinical communication platforms can have on managing increasing pressures on services.

In March, health secretary Matt Hancock announced that £5 million will be made available across 28 CCGs and 7 hospital Trusts to purchase equipment, training and digital technology to accelerate the diagnosis of skin conditions (including potential cancers).

New innovation in digital triage technology, clinical communication and image-sharing tools has spurred the development of sophisticated teledermatology solutions ready for adoption by NHS partners. NHS providers need to tackle this capacity crisis effectively, so it’s essential that they make informed, evidence-driven decisions when procuring new teledermatology tools.

During this free webinar, our panelists will discuss their experience using Cinapsis SmartReferrals, a secure and fully integrated clinical communication platform to work closely together and manage the dermatology backlog across an Integrated Care System. They'll also take a closer look at how the pandemic has changed dermatology practice across primary and secondary care. 


Dr William Porter - Consultant Dermatologist at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr William Porter is a consultant dermatologist with a special interest in skin cancer surgery and paediatric dermatology. He is the former South West of England Dermatology representative to the British Association of Dermatology executive committee. He is also a keen teacher of undergraduates, post graduate doctors, nurses and other NHS staff and acts as a mentor and supervisor to consultants and junior medical colleagues.

Dr Chin Whybrew- General Practitioner at the Stoke Road Surgery

Dr Chin Whybrew is a GP with a passion for teaching dermatology and dermoscopy. She has a diploma in practical dermatology and dermoscopy and does regular talks and tutoring for the Cardiff dermatology diploma and dermoscopy course. She is a member of the dermatology society (PCDS) committee and has been instrumental in updating the dermoscopy teaching for absolute beginners. She does many different dermatology teaching sessions, including lunchtime dermatology updates for local GPs and nurses covering a wide range of topics to help improve everyone’s confidence managing dermatological conditions in primary care.

Moderator: Dr Owain Rhys Hughes - Founder and CEO at Cinapsis

Owain is the founder and CEO of Cinapsis. Over his 13 years of experience working as a doctor, Owain has found a need in the healthcare system to eliminate unnecessary patient referrals and founded Cinapsis to accomplish this.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end or to send them to panelists ahead of the webinar here.

Our EMIS Live Partner series

EMIS have a long history of interoperability with over 100 partners now accredited to the partner programme; bringing innovative, integrated products to complement and enhance the core functionality within EMIS Web. We are pleased to introduce the next in a series of new partner products designed to improve patient experience, reduce clinical and administrative burden, delivering better efficiencies.

Who should attend?

All NHS staff members are welcome to attend. The content has been designed for the following audience. 

  • GPs & Practice Managers
  • Commissioning Managers and Commissioning Leads for Elective Care
  • Leaders in Technology and Digital Transformation
  • Chief Operating Officers and Chief Clinical Information Officers
  • Leaders in Strategy, Operations and Outpatient Transformation
  • General Managers, Board Executives, Clinical Leads, Consultant Dermatologists

What will you get out of it?

Join us to learn more about using secure, integrated platforms to help solve the national waiting list challenges within elective care with advice and guidance.

What is Cinapsis SmartReferrals?

Cinapsis SmartReferrals is a leading NHS clinical communication and referral management platform that gives community and primary care clinicians, paramedics, pharmacists and opticians immediate access to specialist advice to deliver smarter triage, faster decision-making and fewer unnecessary referrals.

The Cinapsis platform has end-to-end read and write operability with EMIS Web, EMIS Community and SystmOne, meaning that patient records can be easily accessed and automatically updated with attachments and the details of any correspondence and outcomes.

Following the ongoing success of its platform in Gloucestershire and successful pilots in other regions, Cinapsis has been chosen as the advice and guidance solution for teledermatology in several large healthcare Trusts in England.