The Doctors Desk was the first and seminal project for the group. It piloted the linkage of individual practice’s networks to the NHSnet – via its hub at St. George’s – some three years before this was nationally rolled out as the solution for primary care.
The project also linked access to mail, information, educational and telemedicine applications – all accessed through a web browser. Its Internet site still remains in operation as it has attracted over two million hits. It forms a simple portal to key medical information sites.
Funding: NHS South East, R+D direcorate and subscribing practices (1997-2001)