Patients will be able to book GP appointments and access their medical records online within the next three years, the Health Secretary has said as he announced a "landmark" new NHS Mandate.
By 2015, every patient in England will be able to book appointments, view test results and order repeat prescriptions over the internet, Jeremy Hunt has told the House of Commons.
Ministers hope the move will make services more accessible to patients and alleviate the hassle of trying to get through to a GP surgery over the phone.
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