Telemedicine is a game changer. I’m glad the NHS is embracing it

Today, the UK’s National Health Service announced that it was launching a new service where patients can speak to a physician through their mobile devices via video call or text. The service, called GP At Hand is available countrywide, and as is the case with most NHS services, is free at the point of delivery. And I’m not even slightly surprised. Telemedicine is a growing sector in the UK, with services like the Manchester-based PushDoctor becoming increasingly popular. These work on the same lines, but you’re typically charged either a subscription fee, or by the minute. Most services charge you…

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