Our latest roundup features the news that Thomas Cook insurance customers can now access mobile consultations with a GP if they fall ill on holiday.
The future of primary care has to be ‘way more technology enabled’ according to head of general practice development at NHS England, Dr Robert Varnam.
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A £45 million national programme will be introduced for GPs to increase uptake of online consultations with patients.
Seven day working and e-consultations may be popular with politicians but they have not gone down well with patients, an evaluation of the first wave of Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund projects has shown.
A GP e-consultation and self-help web service expects to reach 2 million patients by this time next year.
University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust plans to use Skype for video consultations in its outpatient department.
EXCLUSIVE: The government’s pledge for patients to have online access to their GP record by March 2015 will only require access to the brief information held on their Summary Care Record.
University of Leicester Medical School will be the first in the UK to teach students how to hold online consultations as part of its curriculum.