Microsoft Teams is part of the Office 365 suite of applications, all of which are free if you sign in with your nhs.net email address and password.
It is the only video conferencing platform for which the NHS has approved the security.
You need to set up your "contacts" before you can start a video conference.
There is no time limit on each video conference.
"How to" guides".
How to use Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Teams video training.
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Face Time can only be used on Apple products such as iPhones and iPads, so both appraiser and doctor will need one of these for Face Time to work.
It is free to use and works well for two people.
For a 2-3 hour conference, the small screen on a mobile phone may become a strain.
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Lifesize Go is free and has unlimited time per conference.
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Jitsi is free to use by all.
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This is now the only way to conduct appraisals in NHS England South West and other regions.