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Letters The NHS goes digital

The “paperless NHS” at the front line

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 05 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4171
  1. John S Havard, general practitioner1
  1. 1Saxmundham Health, Saxmundham IP17 1A, UK
  1. Johnhavard{at}

Despite the rhetoric about using less paper in the NHS, it seems to be getting worse.1 The GP2GP service was set up to transfer patient notes electronically when patients move practice. We have been told that 92% of GP practices use GP2GP, file sizes are being increased, and we should not have to print paper copies. However, …

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