Online GP consultation 'of limited use', study finds

Online GP consultation 'of limited use', study finds
 

Online consultations may not be the key to reducing doctors' workload and cutting patient waiting time, a health service study has found.
NHS England is offering a £45m fund to support GP practices to adopt online consultation systems.
But researchers say evidence from a pilot shows the use and effectiveness of it is "limited".
eConsult said it had implemented recommendations from the research following a 15-month pilot.
The National Institute for Health Research-funded study evaluated eConsult - where patients can submit their symptoms to a GP electronically - which was piloted... read more

 
23 November 2017 in Regional, Views: 49
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