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Internet can be accessed from NHSnet

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 07 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1319
  1. Simon de Lusignan, General practitioner,
  2. Adrian Brown, Research fellow
  1. Woodbridge Hill Surgery, Guildford, Surrey GU2 6AT
  2. St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR —Keen raises several issues in his article about the cost effectiveness of the NHScomputer network, NHSnet, for general practices.1

    Firstly, he seems to present the internet as an alternative to NHSnet, implying that practices can choose between one or the other. In fact the internet can be accessed from NHSnet though a secure gateway (though internet users cannot browse NHSnet). Thus practices connected to NHSnet can access useful internet sites, such as Medline, Bandolier, and the Cochrane …

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