We shouldn’t be too perturbed by the boom in medical consultation apps, says the admitted ol’ timer Dr Neil Haughton.
I freely admit I am most happy being an old-school face-to-face GP. I like seeing patients in my consulting room following the old medical school routine of taking a history, examining and maybe doing a blood test or referring to one of my specialist colleagues.
In the past few years, however, numerous online services have been available privately and now a similar service is available to NHS patients. In fact, NHS England is investing £45m into developing virtual GP consultations.
It is inevitable, of course, as demand increases and the difficulty of seeing an actual GP gets ever more challenging.LOGIN OR REGISTER TO READ MORE……………