These chat rooms are all closely monitored by the website administrators who monitor chat rooms and complaints from people who use them.Featuring both visual and audio elements, this chat room also allows image uploads and file sharing.
Katherine Murphy, of the Patients Association, said: ‘We are very worried that GPs are being taken out of very busy surgeries.
Having the patient in front of you is extremely important as you develop a rapport and spot symptoms you wouldn’t pick up over Skype.’ Dr Richard Vautrey, of the British Medical Association, said: ‘There is always a risk that doctors are providing services to individuals they don’t really know.
There a number of different programs you can download or web cam chat services which you can find online that are the best places to have a web cam chat.
The most well-known web cam chat software out there is Skype, which allows you to easily chat with anyone else who has the software and your login name.
Many have to wait three weeks for a consultation and at some surgeries the only way to guarantee being seen is to queue outside at dawn.
Online: Doctors are quitting surgeries across England to work for private firms that charge patients £30 for a 20-minute online consultation.
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Growing numbers of patients are willing to pay these fees as it is so difficult to get a face-to-face appointment quickly.
To chat via web cam, simply click on their name, and request to talk with them.