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You've got mail: consultant email practice
  1. N Dhillon1,
  2. N J Shaw2
  1. 1The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Wolverhampton, UK
  2. 2Birmingham Childrens' Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to N Dhillon, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, 257 Penn Road, Penn, Wolverhampton WV4 5SF, UK; navpreetdhillon{at}

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Communication via email is increasing in the medical workplace and is often used as the preferred means of communication regarding both clinical and non-clinical matters. We conducted a survey to review consultant email usage and in particular to investigate the amount of time spent on email correspondence per day and if this time was incorporated into job plans.

We distributed a short questionnaire by internal post to all consultants in a large paediatric secondary …

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