Did you know that 97% of GP practices offer the opportunity for you to confidently manage your own health by allowing you to book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and even access your GP record online.
More than 14.4 million people in England are already using a computer, tablet or smartphone to access GP online services. In a month they order 2.7 million prescriptions, book over 1 million appointments and view their GP records over 600,000 times, all online and at a time and place to suit them.
The benefits of GP online services to GP practices and the NHS are significant, saving time while offering improved convenience to practices and patients. Three major benefits realised by the service include a ‘Did Not Attend’ rate for appointments that is 30% lower among appointment booked online, safer and more accurate ordering of prescriptions, reduction in the number of phone calls to the surgery about test results.
We are now aiming to reach 30% of our patients signed up to GP online services.
To sign up you will need to visit your GP practice with two forms of ID.
You can get more details about GP online services and how to register at www.nhs.uk/gponlineservices.