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Health and social care secretary bans fax machines in NHS

Matt Hancock has banned the NHS from buying fax machines and has ordered a complete phase-out by April 2020.

The ban on buying fax machines takes effect from January 2019. They will be phased out by 31 March 2020. NHS organisations will be monitored on a quarterly basis until they declare themselves "fax free".