"Dad, will you keep an eye on my diabetes while I'm clubbing in Ibiza?"

The evolution of ‘telecarers’ and the ‘cyber divide’ worries many policy makers. People with lower educational achievement or income have worse health. They also make less use of the internet. If more healthcare services are shifted to new media, will health inequalities worsen? Given some of these concerns, people may rise up en masse and reject the use of such technologies in health care, leading to a ‘great revulsion’ analogous to the anti-genetically modified foods campaign. These are some matters raised in a wide-ranging reflection on ehealth possibilities and issues by Jeremy C Wyatt, Professor of Health Informatics and Frank Sullivan, NHS Tayside Professor of Research and Development in General Practice and Primary Care (University of Dundee). Also of significance to people interested in telecare. Read here.