Tele-medicine consultations are here and they are something for the future. I really, really enjoy doing tele-medicine consultations. I know that my patients like them. It prevents them having to travel to the hospital as many of my patients travel from all over the country, and this saves them a full day trip to the North West of England to see me. They can do this from the comfort of their own home, or from an office, and it avoids them interfering with their busy lifestyles. Tele-medicine is not for everyone however, and very occasionally I do need to physically examine a hand post-operatively, and in such cases a tele-medicine consultation would not be offered. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to arrange a tele-medicine consultation, or click on the tele-medicine section on my website.