More people are turning to Google to self-diagnose their boo-boos and ailments, with Londoners proving the biggest ‘cyberchondriacs’.
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Data from NHS Digital revealed the most common symptoms for which people use NHS 111 online are related to abdominal pain and dental problems.
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Our GP columnist looks at few instances where his acquaintances or patients had to deal with NHS 111 and wonders if the solution lies in ‘playing with data’ to derive interesting insight.
In this second article of two-part series, Shreshtha Trivedi looks at how primary care and urgent care sector are using digital to respond to winter pressures, what is working and how can we accelerate the transformation agenda for next winter.
Jeremy Hunt used his keynote speech at the Health and Care Innnovation Expo to announce a series of new promises on online access to healthcare information, with a view to ensuring the next 10 years come to be known as the NHS’s “patient power decade”.
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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says every patient in England will be able to use an app to access their medical records and book GP appointments by end 2018.
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An a chatbot app will field less serious health complaints from 1.2 million NHS patients in North Central London as part of a NHS 111 pilot.
Doctors “vastly outperformed” computer algorithms when it comes to giving a correct , according to an American research trial.
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Sixteen clinical commissioning groups in the West Midlands have abandoned their procurement of an NHS 111 service after failing to attract an acceptable bid.
NHS 111 will remain integral to NHS England’s plans to improve urgent and emergency care, despite criticism from GPs.