NHG publishes research stating telehealth could save NHS £7.5bn

The Now Healthcare Group (NHG) has recently published research which states that the NHS could potentially save £7.5 billion through telehealth/digital consultations.

The research finds that:

  • telehealth could replace a GP appointment in 56% of cases
  • £2.2 billion, of overall potential saving, could be made by redirecting patients to app-based consultations
  • patient pressure on GPs could be reduced by 73% through telehealth
  • telehealth technology could improve patients adherence to their medication schedule by 41%

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Published on 12. March 2019 in News, News UK