Letters What evidence for telehealth?

Telemedicine doctors abroad don’t have to register with the GMC

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e873 (Published 07 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e873
  1. Richard FitzGerald, consultant radiologist1
  1. 1Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, Wolverhampton WV10 0QP, UK
  1. shifnalrad{at}yahoo.co.uk

It may surprise and shock many patients, doctors, and the public that: “Doctors located outside the UK who practise remotely on UK patients are not currently subject to the same standards of and requirements for regulation as doctors …

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