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NHS offers £45m for GPs to implement electronic consultations


is it not something like 90% of diagnosis is not from what is said but what is in front of you? We manage to deal with a huge amount of worried well on the phone (these actually take as long as a physical consultation NHSE) and a bit of common sense would reduce these contacts or taking some responsibility for oneself. Where I work internet is not fast enough to stream low quality youtube so how are GPs going to deal with this in 20 Practices with say 120 GPs doing it all at once? What about indemnity? what exactly are we going to make legally and morally binding clinical decisions on using this system that cannot be dealt with either using a phone call or a physical appt? what about the fact it is a complete crock of s*&t - , this takes lack of intelligence to a whole new level! Why not use carrier pigeons or smoke signals, equally as reliable I imagine.

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23 Apr 2016

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