Letters

Text messaging raises medicolegal issues

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7399.1148-b (Published 22 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1148
  1. Nicholas Norwell, medico-legal adviser (boyalld@the-mdu.com)
  1. Medical Defence Union, London SE1 8PJ

    EDITOR—Pal's personal view on communicating with patients by mobile phone text messaging is a novel insight into how doctors are exploiting new technology to benefit patients.1 It also raises some interesting medicolegal issues.

    The Medical Defence Union has received several calls on its medicolegal advice line from members who believe that they …

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