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Fax machines to be forbidden in the NHS, Government says

Monday 10th December 2018

GP practices will not be allowed to buy fax machines from January next year and the equipment will be phased out by end of March 2020, the Government has announced.
 
This measure, which is part of the Government’s tech vision for the health service, will also see NHS organisations being monitored on a quarterly basis until they are fully ‘fax free’.
 
Organisations will have to invest in modern technology, such as secure emails, to improve...