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Sunday 21 July 2019


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Key topics include: IT systems, Choose and Book, Patient records, Data validation, Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions (ETP), Informatics
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Patients to access health information through Amazon Alexa

Thursday 11th July 2019

Patients can now access health information through voice-assisted technology, as part of a partnership between the NHS and Amazon.
However, the RCGP has warned that while the idea is interesting, it has the potential to put 'more pressure' on GPs.
The partnership was initially announced in July 2018 as part of a committment to invest almost half a billion pounds in hospital technology.
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