Later this year England will become the first country to roll out whole genome screening to patients being treated for cancer or rare diseases. 

Much of medicine is about information — the data that helps doctors make the right choices about our treatment. So how will the revolution in big data impact complex healthcare systems like the NHS? 

In a world of smartphones and messaging, will we need to sit in the GP’s waiting room surrounded by other people with their coughs and colds — or will patients fight for the right to maintain a personal relationship with their doctor? 

With the rise of the robots — should we be trusting humans with their shaky hands to slice us open, or is it time to hand over the scalpel to the machines? 

Have a listen to the discussion on the latest episode of the Telegraph’s Technology Intelligence Podcast below. 

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