GPs should urge patients ‘to go online’
By Hugh Pym
8 December 2015
From the section Health
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GPs should actively encourage patients to go online for booking appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions, according to a review of digital services in the NHS in England.
Baroness Martha Lane Fox, former internet entrepreneur and government adviser, wants the NHS to push forward with an IT revolution.
Her recommendations include ensuring every NHS building provides free wi-fi.
She says every GP practice should get 10% of patients to go digital by 2017.
Currently there is wide variation in online access at different surgeries.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt asked the baroness to look at how take-up of internet services could be made widely available and include the 10 million people who currently have no online access.
Baroness Lane Fox, …read more
Source:: BBC UK