What is Patient Online?
Patient Online gives patients the option to make appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view their GPs’ medical record online, using their computer, tablet or smartphone. It complements the existing ways patients access appointments, prescriptions and their records.
Online services will be offered in addition to the traditional telephone and face-to-face means of interacting with a GP practice. Patients will be able to choose the route they prefer.
Patients appreciate the ease and convenience and record access helps them to be better informed about their health and better able to self-manage long term conditions.
The GMS and PMS contracts required practices to promote and offer online access to the coded data in their health record and in 2016/17 there are non-contractual changes that call for practice to provide patients with online access to clinical correspondence such as discharge summaries, outpatient appointment letters, and referral letters.
Consent for Online Access to Medical Records
Patient information leaflet ‘It’s your choice’
Please print off and complete the patient application form. Bring the form into the surgery with 2 patient identifiable documents, e.g. driving licence, passport, utility bill so that the surgery can issue you with your unique PIN number.
Patient Online Application Form