Sick of waiting? The doctor will Skype you now

24CA6B6000000578-0-image-a-1_1457794928342Approximately 62 per cent have used a smartphone or computer for services including ordering repeat prescriptions, accessing medical records and even Skype-style video appointments with a doctor.

The survey found 29 per cent of people have ordered repeat prescriptions online, while nearly a fifth have had a video appointment with a GP.

A further 25 per cent said they would consider video consultation if it meant they could have a same-day appointment.

GPs have previously warned the wait for a face-to-face appointment could hit two weeks this year.

The figures come as the NHS has pledged all patients in England will be able to access detailed medical records online, such as immunization details and test results from next month.

Currently, 98 per cent of England’s 8,400 GP surgeries already offer online appointment booking, repeat prescription ordering and access to basic medical records.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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