The press and journal: Patients to get internet hospital consultations

Thousands of people are to be given hospital consultations over the internet in a digital shake-up of healthcare in the north-east this summer.

The introduction of No Delays, a new web-based programme of care, aims to free patients from the “tyranny” of the nine-minute doctor’s appointment.

Health chiefs say they will now be given personalised, high-quality facts about their illness as soon as they have been diagnosed by their GP.

They also hope it will stop people from seeking out unreliable information on diseases and illnesses from the web themselves.

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