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Few GP practices use technology to offer alternatives to face to face consultations

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 27 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2997
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London

Few GPs offer email or video consultations as alternatives to traditional face-to-face consultations, and most had no plans to introduce them, a paper published in the British Journal of General Practice has shown.1

Questionnaires were sent to all GPs (both partners and salaried) and managers at 421 practices in and around Bristol, Oxford, Lothian, the Highlands, and the Western Isles of Scotland. These areas were chosen to ensure a range of practices were represented: urban and …

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