Oh if this was true. The RCGP are now calling for additional funding to allow practices to develop their own E-Consultation offerings. The truth is that the digital monster has been unleashed. Surely, it should be about the quality of consultation offered. If this method is safe and works, then let it happen. Unfortunately, practices do not have their own IT budgets and if the past experience of IT support is anything to go by, it could be a painful journey for many.