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Patient Choice Schemes: Internet

Volume 471: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Choose and Book supports Safari web browsers. (181877)

The patient-facing feature of Choose and Book, the patient web application, has now been certified compatible with all versions of Internet Explorer, and the latest version of Firefox, which together are used by of around 95 per cent. of internet users in the United Kingdom.

Because of the number of different browser types and versions potentially available to internet users, priority has been given to certification of the application against the most popular browsers in the first instance. The Safari browser is used by only a small percentage of UK internet users and is not yet compatible but is expected to become compatible in due course.