'Time for new ideas' on the NHS
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Reform's Andrew Haldenby on delivering medical care

The NHS is facing a "humanitarian crisis" this winter the Red Cross says, and a third of English hospital trusts warned they needed action to cope with patient numbers last month.

Andrew Haldenby, a director of the centre-right Reform thinktank that focuses on public services, looks at how a web app and video calling could help deliver medical care.

In a film for the Daily Politics soapbox series, he said: "If we prevent ill health, if we treat it quicker. if we make it much easier to see the doctor, the whole process is cheaper and delivers better care for patients."

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  • 09 Jan 2017
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