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.
More top news
Nicky Morgan is expected to defend the proposal when she faces questions at the National Association of Head Teachers' annual conference.
Phone charges in the European Union will drop by about 75 per cent from today as part of an interim cap ahead of a full ban next year.
Councils in England and Wales wants compulsory flood-proofing measures put in place for new homes and businesses in at risk areas.