The doctor will text you now: Will mobile devices change healthcare?

We’ve all had the phone call… you have a snivel that’s fast turning into the flu, you’ve pulled a muscle playing squash and can hardly move or the kids have come home from school with the dreaded lurgy. You dial the number for your local GP, only to discover that you can’t get an appointment with your registered doctor for another three weeks! However, it is believed by some that our smartphones could well change the face of healthcare in the form of immediate access to remote doctors for diagnosis and consultation.