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Jeremy Hunt challenges NHS to go paperless by 2018

The NHS should go paperless by 2018 to save billions, improve services and help meet the challenges of an ageing population, health secretary Jeremy Hunt will say today.

In a speech to the Policy Exchange this evening, the health secretary will say that patients should have compatible digital records so their health information can follow them around the health and social care system.

This means that in the vast majority of cases, whether a patient needs a GP, hospital or a care home, the professionals involved in their care can see their history at the touch of a button and share crucial information.