Letters Patients emailing their GP

Data from one GP to inform the debate whether patients should be able to email their general practitioner

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5766 (Published 23 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5766
  1. Azeem Majeed, professor of primary care1
  1. 1Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London W6 8RP, UK
  1. a.majeed@imperial.ac.uk

To aid the debate on whether patients should be able to email their general practitioner,1 I analysed my email contacts with my patients from September 2013 to August 2014. Seventy of my 84 email contacts with patients were from me to my patients and 14 were from them to me.

Most (43) of the 70 emails I sent to patients contained links to further …

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