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NHS hospitals and GP practices to get fibre optic internet

All NHS organisations will get the fastest broadband available, which will improve the range and quality of digital healthcare services offered to patients.

Health secretary Matt Hancock has announced plans to upgrade every hospital, GP practice and community care service to full fibre connectivity. Almost 40% of NHS organisations are using slow and unreliable internet supplied through copper lines, which restricts the ability to offer digital services to patients.