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GP email pilot not very popular

14th September 2011

A scheme which is designed to allow patients to contact their GP by email has received a poor response.

Only 89 patients have signed and only 36 doctors have joined the pilot projects, while one practice dropped out and one of the planned initiatives was abandoned. Some medics have raised concerns that any correspondence has to be laboriously added to patients’ notes, while others say they do not have time to answer emails after a day of consultations in the surgery.

 

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