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Health apps don’t meet GMC advice on good practice

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 29 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1880
  1. John Puntis, consultant paediatrician
  1. Leeds LS8 1DW, UK
  1. john.puntis{at}

Jackie Applebee is right to be worried about digital promotion of the inverse care law and of unintended consequences,1 including increased costs.2

Despite continuing concerns over Babylon Health’s GP at Hand, the company has been distributing a leaflet to residential addresses in London with the strapline: “Get well now.” In …

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