GP phone consultations increase workload by 33%

75% of patients require a second consultation A new study has shown that introducing GP phone consultations instead of face to face appointments does not ease pressures in hectic surgeries – in fact, it increases the workload. Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School analysed 42 practices, where a GP or nurse phoned back […]

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Can your smartphone measure your mental health?

Researchers unveil mobile monitoring system Experts have revealed a new smartphone application that can detect changes in mental health patients’ moods and behaviour patterns to improve diagnosis and treatment. The app, which was created to aid diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of mental health patients, cleverly detects changes in sleep, mobility, communication and vocal patterns before […]

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