DOCTORS must ditch “snail mail” and start emailing patients directly, the Health Secretary will declare. Matt Hancock wants the NHS to end its reli
DOCTORS must ditch “snail mail” and start emailing patients directly, the Health Secretary will declare.
Matt Hancock wants the NHS to end its reliance on letters and fully adopt “modern communication” by 2021.
Doctors must ditch letters and start emailing patients directly, the Health Secretary will declare[/caption]
He claims it will make it faster and safer for sick Brits to get medical results and appointments, helping to save lives.
Officials warn the NHS lost more than 500,000 patient letters over five years.
Widespread use of email will also save the NHS tens of millions of pounds annually in stationery and postage.
In a speech today Mr Hancock will tell health chiefs they must stop using “outdated tech”.
MOST READ IN HEALTH
Prostitute who earns £2,000 a week reveals the average penis size … and how much she enjoys work
TICKING TIME BOMB
Actress discovers ringing ears is 'blood vessels pulsating in her brain' as docs find mass that could kill her at any moment
Learn to recognise Stevens-Johnson syndrome, the rare but life-threatening skin condition
Facebook fillers wrecked my face
Mum nearly loses her top lip after botched filler jab promoted on Facebook causes her face to balloon
From IBS to Crohn's disease and cancer, what your bloating, wind and tummy pain REALLY means
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
Rare skin condition has turned this woman’s hands into 'mittens' and now people think she's an ACID ATTACK victim
He will insist: “The rest of the world runs on email — and the NHS should too.”
Until last month, the NHS was the biggest purchaser of fax machines in the world.
Around 120million letters a year are sent for outpatient appointments in England alone.
- GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL email@example.com