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  • Could telemedicine platforms help heal the NHS?
  • Could telemedicine platforms help heal the NHS?
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Babylon: on-demand care for impatient patients

Dissatisfied by long waiting times for doctor’s appointments, a growing number of Britons are turning to health tech to manage their medical concerns. Babylon has established itself as a game-changer in this space, partnering with the NHS to create ‘virtual clinics’ that could streamline care.

Location United Kingdom

The depth and breadth of health information available online has made it all too easy to Google oneself into the grave after looking up an illness. But the digital world’s impact on wellbeing isn’t all negative, with telemedicine platforms helping to lift some of the load from overburdened health services. In the UK, University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) is embracing self-diagnosis technology by partnering with Babylon, an online consultation and advice provider, to introduce ‘virtual clinics’ that could slash A&E waiting times. [1]





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