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Sixty seconds on . . . WhatsApp

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 07 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1041
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. London

Ooh! I love WhatsApp

You’re not alone. A recent survey showed around a third of UK clinicians use WhatsApp or a similar messaging tool. WhatsApp is free and offers “a simple, secure, reliable messaging and calling service,” say its owners, Facebook. But you’re going to have to learn to unlove it.


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