Cancer patients to update doctors on condition through WhatsApp-style service

Cancer patients will be able to update their doctors via a WhatsApp-style app, according to a new report published by the Centre for Policy Studies, Tuesday 1 May.

Powerful Patients, Paperless Systems, by Havant MP Alan Mak puts forward a number of proposals to bring forward a digital-first NHS, including a secure messaging app which would replace the current system where doctors and nurses across the NHS use several different paper-based recording systems.

The report, which has the backing of Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, aims to provide “effective and securte digital communication” between patients and healthcare providers.

Click here to read the full piece in The Sun.

Alan Mak’s report, Powerful Patients, Paperless Systems, is available to download from the CPS website

Date Added: Sunday 29th April 2018