DoctorLink GP Survey on Digital Health Services
A survey of GPs, on behalf of DoctorLink, exploring their perceptions of digital services including apps and triaging services.
  • GPs are divided around how digital triaging services should be selected for practices; two in five (42%) think all practices should use the same service while a third (34%) say that that their practice should be able to select which service they use.
  • The main requirement for an effective digital service is reducing the number of face-to-face appointments; a third (33%) of GPs say this, followed by a quarter (25%) who say allowing patients to order repeat prescriptions is the most important factor.
  • More than nine in ten (94%) GPs say it is important to involve clinicians in the design of digital services to support the delivery of primary care.
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Date Published
Thursday 3rd September
Client
DoctorLink
Methodology
ComRes interviewed 1,003 GPs in the UK between 15th and 29th August 2018. Data were nationally representative of all GPs in the UK by practising region.

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