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Fax Machines Posted on 11 Dec 2020

The Surgery @ Wheatbridge will no longer be using fax machines to communicate.

From 11/12/2020 all information will now need to be sent to and from the surgery via secure email.

(Please note the surgery email is not to be used for any patient clinical queries, you will need to book an appointment via usual methods to discuss clinical queries with your GP)

As part of the ‘Future of Healthcare’ vision, NHS organisations will be required to use modern communication methods, such as secure email, to improve patient safety and cyber security. Trusts were given notice of the withdrawal of fax machines in early December, and the machines and consumables were delisted on 28 January by NHS Supply Chain. Trusts will be expected to discontinue their use altogether by 31 March 2020.


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