The covid-19 pandemic has changed all our lives. I am still seeing patients during this time but in a different way. When a person contacts me about an appointment, I send them a questionnaire by email or post. It is quite a lengthy questionnaire. However, I find if people fill in up in advance of the consultation, I can spend the consultation on management and treatment of the headaches .
I can organise a consultation via “What’s app” or “SKYPE” as per the patient’s preference at a mutually convenient time. It is important to note that such consultation should be carried out in a confidential environment and advice may be limited by the fact I cannot examine the patient. Nevertheless, I have been able quite a few people using remote consultation during this time.
Morning consultations are best for those with headaches as by evening time, it is common to be tired and miserable and get less value from the consultation