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Why general practice should embrace the NHS App


Dear Mr O'Shaughnessy, instead of cheap, superficial, instant gratification crowd pleasing gimmicks, it would be nice for just once if you could focus on what is actually needed-proper long term investment in the premises and health care staff who actually make up primary care. I won't even start on the fact this sort of technology will be utterly useless to the many thousands of elderly, confused, non English speaking and non smart phone owning (yes, it may be hard for you to comprehend but some people are too poor to own a smart phone) patients. As stated above, general practice has always been way ahead of hospitals in our adoption of technology and we are not 'scared' of it, but in our lifetime there will be no technology that can replace a human listening to a chest, palpating an abdomen or performing a rectal examination. In case you didn't know and I suspect from your blog you are not aware, it is this sort of work which occupies most of our days, not staring at smart phones. Kind regards Dr David Turner ( A coal face GP,who is lucky enough to live in the real world)

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03 Jul 2018

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