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Internet is first choice for health advice

More patients than ever before are going online to find health information and self-diagnose, saving the NHS millions of pounds a year, according to separate reports published today.

A report shows the NHS website received over a 100 million visits in the last year, while a separate study from Imperial College found a third of those logging onto www.nhs.uk avoided booking a GP appointment afterwards, potentially saving the NHS £44 million a year.

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