Thursday, 14 February 2019

Send patients email not letters, GPs told

Send patients email not letters, GPs told GPs in England must start routinely using email instead of sending letters to communicate with patients, the health secretary says.

Matt Hancock wants email to become the default option by 2021.

He said there was no reason why doctors could not email a test result or prescription - although people who did not use email would still be able to request letters were sent.

It comes after he ordered fax machines to be phased out by next year. BBC News

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