Making a doctor's appointment is about to get a whole lot easier - thanks to the successful trial of an NHS scheme which enabled patients to book using a digital TV.
Up to 1,100 GP surgeries across the country will now be able to offer the service, after the six-month long South Yorkshire trial cut the number of missed appointments. You access the service by pressing the Interactive button on your Sky , Freeview or cable remote. You can even book at appointment on your mobile using WAP.
"Digital TV, the internet and mobile phones are all part of modern society and it is essential that we offer patients a range of choices to allow them to book an appointment with their GP in a way that is most convenient for them."
There's no news on whether a Series Link facility will be offered to hypochondriacs.