The World Wide Web provides access to a plethora of information on every conceivable topic. More and more, the Internet is been used to access health information, making service users better informed about their conditions and the choice of treatment. It is essential that healthcare professionals embrace this technology so that they are able to access information from around the world. Ideally, access to such technology should be as close as possible to the point of care delivery. The expansion of the NHSnet over the next 3-5 years should make this a reality for more and more practitioners.