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Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Labour, Stretford and Urmston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with mobile phone providers on enabling their customers to access the NHS Digital website without incurring a mobile data usage charge.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS Digital has advised that it has not had any discussions with mobile phone providers concerning the removal of data charges for customers accessing NHS Digital’s corporate website:

www.digital.nhs.uk

Mobile phone users can however access the website free of charge via Wi-Fi connectivity available in many National Health Service hospitals and general practices. Free NHS Wi-Fi is expected to be in place across all NHS hospitals and general practitioner practices by the end of 2018.

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