Email consultations in health care: Set your auto reply to “no”

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7473.1046-a (Published 28 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1046
  1. Geoff Wong, general practitioner principal (geoffrey.wong@nhs.net)
  1. Daleham Gardens Surgery, London NW3 5BY

    EDITOR—Car and Sheikh's final conclusion, that making email communication more readily accepted as a part of routine medical practice should be a key objective of the UK NHS information technology strategy, may have unforeseen consequences for the NHS.1 2 They point out that demand has been mainly patient led, and their …

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