Table 4

Advantages and disadvantages of introducing remote consulting in neurology training

Advantages reported by cliniciansDisadvantages reported by clinicians
Gaining familiarity with technologyReduced clinical exposure
Development and improvement of remote consultation skillsLack of development of rapport with patients and ability to interpret body language
Better appreciation of challenges around remote consultingLack of communication skills development
Preparation for their future consultant rolesReduced practice of examination skills
Continuous training during COVID-19 restrictionsIncreased risk of misdiagnosis
Assessment of patients that would otherwise only be seen by GP/other specialtiesOverinvestigating patients
Duplication of work/unnecessary follow-up appointments
Difficulty to organise supervision/inadequate supervision
Unsuitability for new patients