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Policy report: Making tech work for the NHS

Smart medicine will save lives—but not money

He thought simply the creation of the health service would save us money

“The doctor will see you now,” reassure the adverts recently plastered across London’s transport network. They are for a new app that promises patients will be seen, well, now. No long wait on hold to try to get an appointment in two weeks’ time, no queues outside the GP practice at 8am in the hope of an emergency appointment.

It sounds great, but as with so much of the coming tech revolution in health, there are…

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