NHS medical director urges GPs to use Skype for consultations – GP online

31 Aug

Via Scoop.itOf human kindness

NHS medical director urges GPs to use Skype for consultationsGP onlineConsultations may be held online to improve patient access to GP services, according to the NHS medical director.  Brilliant idea, I think not!  Who will put cameras on our PCs? Who will resource the increased bandwidth on NHS Net which is struggling with the 2MB service currently?  Where will the additional time come from for family doctors to include these consultations? In my opinion, this will only increase the gap between ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ health care.  Tudor Hart’s inverse care law likely to increase at the same rate as Moore’s Law if this was implemented unless the equipment needed is made available as widely as landline telephone.
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