Statement of intent on information technology

Patient online services giving you access to appointments, prescriptions, investigations (blood test results) and a summary of your medical records

Our practice promotes and offers to its registered patients the facility for a patient:

  • To book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online;
  • To order repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances online; and
  • To view and print a list of any drugs, medicines or appliances in respect of which the patient has a repeat prescription
    This facility is electronically integrated with the computerised clinical systems of the practice using appropriate authorised systems.

Our practice promotes and offers to its registered patients the facility for a patient to:

  • Access online any summary information derived from the patient’s medical records and other data such as investigations (blood test results) which our practice has agreed that the patient may access; and
  • View online, electronically export or print any summary information derived from the patient’s medical records and any other data which our practice has agreed that the patient may access.

What are patient online services and how can you access all these services?
You can find out more about patient online services under the page “Online access to your records” on our website, including how you can set up access online to your medical record.

Your summary care record updated daily

Our practice in any case where there is a change to the information included in a patient’s medical record, has enabled an automated upload of summary information to the Summary Care Record, at least on a daily basis, using approved automated systems.

What is a summary care record and how you have the option to opt out?
You can find out more about summary care record under the page “Your Medical Records” on our website, including how you can opt out.

Clinical correspondence and your NHS number

Our practice includes the NHS number of a registered patient as the primary identifier in all clinical correspondence issued by our practice. You can find your NHS number using the NHS choices link.

From NHS choices
Find your NHS number Find your NHS number – NHS

Electronic transfer of your patient records completed efficiently

Our practice uses the electronic GP2GP facility for the safe and effective transfer of any patient records:

  • In a case where a new patient registers with our practice, to move the patient record from the practice with which the patient was previously registered; or
  • In a case where our practice receives a request from another practice with which the patient has registered, in order to respond to that request.

What is GP2GP and what are its benefits?

From NHS Digital
GP2GP GP2GP – NHS Digital

From Primary Care Support England
GP2GP transfer GP2GP Transfer | PCSE

More information on technology in the NHS

This statement of intent on information technology is based around NHS England Standard General Medical Services Contract May 2014 gms-contract-04-14.pdf.

Where to find more information about ongoing improvements in NHS technology?

From NHS Digital
NHS technology is continually improving led by NHS digital and you can find out about the latest improvements  Home – NHS Digital.

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