Don't be so quick to dismiss online GP clinics


Qoctor, an online GP clinic, has caused a stir in the medical community. Here, Dr Aifric Boylan, a GP and the clinic's CEO, tells her side of things.

The art of being a good listener has always been central to practising good medicine. From their first days in med school, students are taught that a thorough history will reveal the patient’s diagnosis in most cases, without a need for examination or tests.

But as information technology advances, and pervades all aspects of healthcare