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200,000 people trained to seek medical advice online

200,000 homeless, older and vulnerable people have had lessons to get online and contact their doctor reducing GP visits and costs to the NHS.

In the first two years of the NHS England pilot scheme, 14,000 people registered with a GP and looked online first before contacting the doctor.

Half of those who would have gone to the GP or A&E said they would now use NHS Choices, 111 or a pharmacy first.

Run by the Tinder Foundation for NHS England, the scheme works with hardest-to-reach communities giving them the skills and confidence to access online health information. More.....