Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, Barnsley Hospital, alongside many other Trusts in the country, are offering telephone and video consultations in order to minimise face to face contact between patients and clinicians, without compromising on the quality of care given. When booking your consultation you will be asked if you would prefer a telephone or video consultation. The video option is really simple to use and doesn’t require any software to be installed. You could be connected to your consultant in a few taps of your mobile phone. All we need is your mobile phone number so that we can text you a link for you to join the consultation. This will be sent to you when your consultant is ready to see you. If you prefer to just to have a telephone consultation just let us know. Video calls do help people feel as though they have face to face contact, but we recognise it’s not a suitable option for all patients. If you choose the video option, please follow this Video Consultation Guide.