PATIENTS are being offered Skype appointments.

They are being held in some clinics at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead as part of a trial aimed at improving patient experience and accessibility to its services.

Skype appointments are being rolled out in three speciality areas, facial palsy therapy, burns therapy and hand therapy.

These clinics provide rehabilitation services to people across the country who have been significantly affected by life-changing accidents.

Only patients who meet strict criteria will be offered the appointments for now.