There’s something comforting about how the NHS has embraced modern technology.
No matter whom you want to contact there seems a plethora of ways the NHS has embraced = Email, telephone, twitter, texting, websites and so on. It is not often that I feel compelled to call the Department of Health, possibly because my paranoid self thinks they have a file marked ‘Dr Nigel Cowley – stroppy GP Bournemouth always complaining about new initiatives – handle with care but if at all possible avoid all contact.’
We are slowly but surely trying to embrace modern technology.
This might sound as though we are Luddites or technophobes, but this is far from the case. However not all technological developments are a step forward. Just because automated phone services and check in systems are available doesn’t mean that your care is improved.
We are on the brink of a revolution.
Our knowledge of how the brain works has advanced little from the classical philosophers until the advent of sophisticated psychological experiments and functional MRI scanners.