Doctor Visits In UK To Be Replaced By SkypeSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 11/25/2012 - 17:13
Doctor Visits In UK To Be Replaced By Skype
By Ted Jeory
Sunday November 25,2012
A BID to save nearly £3billion by slashing appointments with a doctor and treating patients via computer will put lives at risk, ministers were warned.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is planning a technological revolution that could spell the end of the traditional doctor’s surgery.
A new system of “virtual clinics” is being planned in which GPs connect with patients via iPads and Skype, an idea that NHS bosses are importing from India.