Digital Health Revolution Sees Patients Choose Internet Over GPs


Britons have taken to the ‘digital health revolution’ in their droves, according to research.

Two years ago the Government pledged £400 million to GPs in order to create seven-day-a-week primary care services, encouraging doctors to try out services ‘to suit modern lifestyles’, such as greater use of Skype, email and phone consultations, electronic prescriptions and online booking of appointments and registration.

Figures released this week reveal that now almost two-thirds of patients are bypassing long waits at GP surgeries in favour of online services.

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