German internet clinic based in London angers German doctors

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 06 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7933
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. 1Heidelberg

A London based German online medical practice that treats patients by email has been heavily criticised by the German Medical Association.

In a press statement on 30 November the association said that the professional code of conduct for German doctors does not allow treatment and medical counselling without any personal contact. “Diagnosis and treatment solely via the internet cannot be in the interest of the patient,” it says.

The German …

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