Patient Online is an NHS England programme designed to support GP practices to offer and promote online services to patients, including access to coded information in records, appointment booking and ordering of repeat prescriptions.
Patients have been telling us that they are ready and want to take more control of their own health and wellbeing. Digital technology has the power to change the relationship between patients and their GP practice, just as it has changed our relationships in other walks of life, such as managing our finances or shopping. It can make services more convenient, personal and efficient.
The NHS’s ambition is to embrace technology as part of its drive to offer modern, convenient and responsive services to patients, their families and carers. GP practices are leading the way.
Today, the majority of GP practices already offer online services, including appointment booking, ordering of repeat prescription, and access to summary information in records. GP practices will increasingly expand online services over the next year. By April 2016, online patient records should include coded information on medication, allergies, illnesses, immunisations and test results.
Online services are offered in addition to the traditional telephone and face-to-face means of interacting with a GP practice.
For a copy of the “It’s your choice” leaflet, please click here
For a copy of the on-line access application form (over 16 years of age only) – Please note we will require you to visit the practice with photo ID and proof of address - please click here