This just-published report from the NHS Confederation sets out its telehealth agenda from the first paragraph and, later, does not pull its punches: “It seems a fundamental contradiction in the modern NHS that many of the procedures available to patients today were once the subjects of science fiction, yet the structures and systems through which they are delivered still have much in common with a pre-industrial handicraft industry – the 21st Century coexisting with the 19th.” The report is getting some coverage in the mainstream media (e.g. Guardian) but let’s hope that it gets attention within the NHS itself, and will not just be dismissed as more doctor-bashing. Remote control: The patient-practitioner relationship in a digital age. (Free PDF.) About the NHS Confederation.