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    How about the use of modern technology?

    There is no doubt that emailing has revolutionised communication in the past 10-15 years and the number of messages received daily (both during working and non-working hours) will be seen as a nightmare by most NHS workers.

    We need to urgently adopt a pragmatic change in the way we deal with the vast amount emails we get inundated with.

    With the rise of smart phones, work emails can often be checked o...

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