Managers will be able to do their job 'more efficiently' thanks to a new national e-mail system that will be created through NHSnet to link health authorities, trusts, the NHS Executive and the Department of Health for the first time, health minister Alan Milburn has announced. He said the system, which will cost 'less than pounds1m' to set up, will speed communication and 'end much of the wasteful bureaucratic paperchase which currently goes on in the NHS'. It would also help doctors and nurses to share information and disseminate best practice in seconds, and enable nationwide group discussion on treatments and services.